If you repent…

…but fall into the same sin again:

This is proof that one has not put away the prime cause of that sin, so that from it as from a root the same growth comes again necessarily. So one who wishes to be cleansed of sins that grow out of others should remove the first causes of those sins.

-St. Basil the Great

 
[I illustrated this in the story, The Weed.]

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