May 5th. If the Christian is to |live unto God,| he must |die unto sin.| If he does not kill sin, sin will inevitably kill him. Recognizing this, he must set himself to reduce the number of his correspondences -- retaining and developing those which lead to a fuller life, unconditionally withdrawing those which in any way tend in an opposite direction. This stoppage of correspondences is a voluntary act, a crucifixion of the flesh, a suicide. Natural Law, Mortification, p.182.