Even if the most important effect of Adam's fall was the loss for man of the divine life, and this has been fully restored to us; it yet seems unfair that we, through him, should have to manage with a weakened and damaged nature which makes sin easier for us.
TF we were at the mercy of this 1 weakness, it certainly might seem so. But we are on the contrary assured that God will always give us suffieient grace. and we know that we are to he judged by Love who knows all our difficulties better than we do ourselves. Our weakness gives all the more scope to God's merciful power, and so should he a safeguard against pride: it makes it all the easier for us to realise that whatever of glory there is in us is entirely God's. and so, like St. Paul, not to resent hut to