Saint John Cassian…

 

…judges Francis’ idea on Judas being a poor, penitent man

  • Dejection is useful only when leading to penitence for sin or when inflamed with the desire of perfection, but the sorrow of the world works death

And so we must see that dejection is only useful to us in one case, when we yield to it either in penitence for sin, or through being inflamed with the desire of perfection, or the contemplation of future blessedness. And of this the blessed Apostle says: ‘The sorrow which is according to God works repentance steadfast unto salvation: but the sorrow of the world works death.’ (2 Cor 7:10) (Saint John Cassian. Institutes IX, ch. 10)