Remedies for Sloth

In combating sloth, we must use violence against our inclinations to laziness, and seek help in prayer and the Sacraments. We must remember the Day of Judgment. Spiritual reading will help to stir up our sluggish will; but above all, devotion to the Holy Spirit will be effective, because fear, not love, motivates sloth, and the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Love, the Source to whom we must go to find the antidote to sloth, namely, Divine Love. We must beg Him to pour forth love into our hearts.