The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius of Loyola
Translated from the Autograph, By Father Elder Mullan, S.J.
TO CONQUER ONESELF AND REGULATE ONE’S LIFE WITHOUT DETERMINING ONESELF THROUGH1 ANY TENDENCY THAT IS DISORDERED
In order that both he who is giving the Spiritual Exercises, and he who is receiving them, may more help and benefit themselves, let it be presupposed that every good Christian is to be more ready to save his neighbor’s proposition than to condemn it. If he cannot save it, let him inquire how he means it; and if he means it badly, let him correct him with charity. If that is not enough, let him seek all the suitable means to bring him to mean it well, and save himself.
1Without determining oneself through is in the Saint’s hand, the words being inserted between life and tendency, the word without being cancelled.