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But lines have to be drawn, certainly if you are seeking to 'mortify' or 'put to death the misdeeds of the body' and to set your mind 'on what the Spirit desires.' In ( Col 3:5 ) he says, " mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth fornication, uncleanness, lusts, evil desires
mortification of the flesh that consisted of resisting the temptation of sleeping among women.

The Baal Shem Tov, and Hasidism, also opposed the earlier mystical and ethical ascetic paths of fasting and self-mortification, seeking to serve God by infusing physical activities with new spiritual inspiration.

However, according to a statement released by the Prelature of Opus Dei members of Opus Dei have never been required to practise corporal mortification, stating that "Opus Dei members do not do this (corporal mortification)".

In a more cynical context, ascetic may connote some form of self-mortification, ritual punishment of the body or harsh renunciation of pleasure.

Here he gave great edification by his love of prayer and mortification, his profound humility, and his prompt obedience.

Recent catholic documents Recent theology affirms the practice of mortification.

Of her own rape and torture, Plummer said ::”To undertake to narrate their barbarous treatment would only add to my present distress, for it is with feelings of the deepest mortification that I think of it, much less to speak or write of it.” Exley, J.A..

The mortification must be constant and steady, not intermittent, and it must last for one's whole life.

Two live EPs were also released, Noah Sat Down and Listened to the Mortification Live EP While Having a Coffee and Live without Fear.

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