Happiness Level One – Temptation
Happiness Level One can keep people trapped in mortal sin simply because it’s so powerful and immediately gratifying. The enemy of our human nature preys upon souls to separate them from source of true happiness and beguile them with physical enticements that will enslave them.
In the case of those who go from one mortal sin to another, the enemy is ordinarily accustomed to propose apparent pleasures. He fills their imagination with sensual delights and gratifications, the more readily to keep them in their vices and increase the number of their sins.
– St. Ignatius Loyola