Through these, he has bestowed on us the precious and very great promises, so that through them you may come to share in the divine nature, after escaping from the corruption that is in the world because of evil desire. 2 Peter1:4
Many had followed the Novena of the Holy Spirit to enrich their lives, to grow more holy in order to share in the divine nature. Many seek relief from a world that is showing more evil, day to day. It wasn't just in our time that evil desire is known. It has been known since the first sin. Yet when it is pointed out to us, we hide from it. The virtues of the Spirit enable us to live in a way of truth. To seek what is pleasing to God above all. God's Word tells it like it is. For a book written over 2,000 years ago and then from Jesus, we know how we are. We read of people who are like us, yet our time is worse than then. One great consolation, we have many religions, faiths that believe. And we see the growth in the Church, despite the growing darkness that invades our time.
There is something I am always thankful for, being told when I err, so I may correct where I falter. Because I desire God more than my own desires. Where putting him first in everything is more important than me.