We get this attachment lessened by asking for help to fight it.
I have hopes that if we ask for the help often and especially when we are about to perform a work of indulgence, that just maybe this temporary freedom from attachment to sin may go a long way toward the indulgence requirement----not because of our merit, but due to the great mercy of the Lord always ready to exceed anyone's hopes. All the more so if our prayer is for the relief of someone else, like a poor soul in purgatory.
Thanks for this.
If I understand correctly, then, to lessen our attachment to sin we should
a. Ask for help
b. Perform acts of faith, hope, charity, self-denial, and abandonment to God's will, offered up to God for His help in turning us away from our attachment to sin
Is that correct? If so, I think this helps. It is so easy to say "lessen attachment to sin." It is so hard to figure out how. It appears, from what you wrote, that it is done by an emptying of self, "I must decrease, so Christ can increase."
Any other thoughts out there?