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By St. Francis de Sales   
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
We must be on guard against deception in friendships, especially when they are contracted between persons of different sexes, no matter what the pretext may be. Satan often tricks those (who) begin with virtuous love. If they are not very prudent, fond love will first be injected, next sensual love, and then carnal love. (Satan) does this subtly and tries to introduce impurity by insensible degrees.
 

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