Most of us make the same mistake twice — or maybe 100 times.

When it comes to sin, it can feel like we are frequently confessing the same things. One of the fundamental issues that many believers struggle with is purity.

Father Mike Schmitz, chaplain for Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota Duluth, discusses this important issue.

“Did you know we have the ability to write our own stories? So often we consider ourselves victims of our own passions, constantly giving in to them while thinking they’re too strong. In this video, Fr. Mike empowers us to live out the vow we make in our Act of Contrition to ‘avoid the near occasions of sin.’ Who knows where the path of life may lead if we simply choose a path other than the one upon which we know temptation lurks?” reads the video’s description.

Check out this compelling video:

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Fr. Mike Schmitz’s video series is courtesy of Ascension Presents.