“There is no true freedom except in the service of what is good and just. The choice to disobey and do evil is an abuse of freedom and leads to ‘the slavery of sin’” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1733).
"It is much easier for a person who is not self-absorbed to go toward holiness. Such a person, upon seeing his own evil, begs God for His mercy even though he does not know if he trusts His Creator, or if he is able to be grateful for His love. In his soul, however, there may be a certainty that God will come to rescue him."
(God Alone Suffices, pg.109)