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THE CHURCH


 

 

CHAPTER ONE

 

"IF YOU WISH TO BE PERFECT.

We must obey the commands of Christ. . .perfectly. These commands lead to different degrees of holiness; these degrees are enumerated by the Beatitudes.  The first degree of goodness that leads to eternal life is to be "poor in spirit", i.e. to be meek and humble like Christ. Perfection is to have all the Beatitudes. And a great help to attain the perfection of the Beatitudes is "to go home, sell all your things and give to the poor,". . .That is," . . .if you wish. . ." To be perfect is an act of mature and complete freedom.

 

 

 

 

 

(09-01-03)

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