Ouch, dang, this isn't pulling any punches. Thank God for Thomas's honesty. It's like Doug Wilson said in his book, *Fidelity*: "A man cannot simultaneously desire the salvation of God and remain in the sin from which God saves him." But, oh, wouldn't we like to have it both ways. Repent, repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand!
Thomas of Villanova, O.S.A. (AD 1486-1555), Thursday after the Second Sunday of Lent, Sermon 1,7: Opera Omnia I, 506
Thomas was an Augustinian friar and the archbishop of Valencia. He became known as the Beggar Bishop and father of the poor for his devotion to the poor. His many sermons had an influence on Spanish spiritual literature.