770. What should we think of those who live in complete seclusion to escape negative contact with the world?
“It is twice as selfish.”
a) But if they endure such seclusion as a form of atonement, through difficult self-deprivation, is it not praiseworthy?
“The best of all atonements is to do more good than evil. They avoid one wrongdoing but fall into another since they disregard the law of love and charity.”