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yield to them that are exercised by it, the most peaceable fruit of justice.
Wherefore, lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees. Heb. xii. 1-12.
For this is thankworthy, if, for conscience towards God, a man endure sorrows, suffering wrongfully.
For what glory is it, if, sinning and being buffeted, you suffer it? But if, doing well, you suffer patiently, this is thankworthy before God.
For unto this you have been called : because Christ also suffered for us, leaving you an example, that you should follow his steps. 1 St. Pet. ii. 19–21.
Christ, therefore, having suffered in the flesh, be you also armed with the same thought: for he that hath suffered in the flesh, hath ceased from sins :
That now, as to the rest of his time in the flesh, he may live, not according to the desires of men, but according to the will of God.
Rejoice, being partakers of the sufferings of Christ ; that when his glory shall be revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. 1 St. Pet. iv. 1-13.
The God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory in Christ Jesus, when you have suffered a little, will himself perfect, and confirm, and establish you. 1 St. Pet. v. 10.
Those whom I love, I rebuke and chastise. Apoc. iii. 19.
And one of the ancients answered, and said to me : Who are these that are clothed in white robes : and whence are they come ?
And I said to him : My Lord, thou knowest ; and he said to me : These are they who are come out of great tribulation, and have washed their
robes, and have made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Therefore, they are before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple : and he that sitteth on the throne, shall dwell over them.
They shall not hunger nor thirst any more, neither shall the sun fall on them, nor any heat:
For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne, shall rule them, and shall lead them to the fountains of the waters of life, and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. Apoc. vii. 13—17.
And death shall be no more : nor mourning, nor crying, nor sorrow shall be any more. Apoc. xxi. 4.
ALMSGIVING. Remember the word of the Lord Jesus, how he said : It is more blessed to give, than to receive. Acts xx. 35.
Now this I say : he who soweth sparingly, shall also reap sparingly; and he who soweth in blessings, shall also reap of blessings.
Every one as he hath determined in his heart, not with sadness, or of necessity, for God loveth a cheerful giver.
And God is able to make all grace abound in you ; that ye always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound in every good work :
As it is written : He hath dispersed abroad : he hath given to the poor : his justice remaineth for ever.
Now he that administereth seed to the sower, will
both give you bread to eat, and will multiply your seed, and increase the growth of the fruits of your justice :
That being enriched in all things, you may abound unto all bountifulness, which causes through us thanksgiving to God.* 2 Cor. ix. 6–12.
If any of the faithful have widows, let him relieve them. 1 Tim. v. 16.
Do not forget to do good, and to impart : for by such sacrifices God's favour is obtained. Heb. xiii. 16.
If a brother or sister be naked, and want daily food,
And one of you say to them : Go in peace, be you warmed and filled ; yet give them not those things that are necessary for the body, what shall it profit ? St. James ii. 15, 16.
He that hath the substance of this world, and shall see his brethren in need, and shall shut up his bowels from him : how doth the charity of God abide in him ?
My little children, let us not love in word, nor in tongue, but in deed and in truth. 1 St. John iii. 17, 18.
Be angry, and sin not : let not the sun go down upon your anger.
Give not place to the devil.
* See also following verses from the 12th to end of chapter.
clamour, and blasphemy, be taken away from you, with all malice.
And be ye kind one to another, merciful, forgiving one another, even as God hath forgiven you in Christ. Ephes. iv. 26–32.
But now put you also all away ; anger, indignation, malice, blasphemy, filthy speech out of your mouth. Coloss. iii. 8.
You know, my dearest brethren : and let every man be swift to hear ; but slow to speak, and slow to anger.
For the anger of man worketh not the justice of God. St. James i. 18—20.
Peter then answering, and the apostles, said : We ought to obey God rather than men. Acts v. 29.
As the Lord hath distributed to every one, as God hath called every one, so let him walk : and so I teach in all churches. 1 Cor. vii. 17.
For see your vocation, brethren, that not many are wise according to the flesh, pot many mighty, not many noble :
But the foolish things of the world hath God chosen, that he may confound the wise : and the weak things of the world hath God chosen, that he may confound the strong :
And the mean things of the world, and the things that are contemptible, hath God chosen, and things that are not, that he might destroy the things that are :
That no flesh should glory in his sight.
But from him you are in Christ Jesus, who is made to us wisdom from God, and justice and sanctification and redemption. 1 Cor. i. 26-30.
I therefore, a prisoner in the Lord, beseech you that you walk worthy of the vocation in which you are called,
With all humility and mildness, with patience, supporting one another in charity,
Careful to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. Ephes. iy. 1–3.
For as in one body we have many members, but all the members have not the same office :
So we being many, are one body in Christ, and each one, members one of another.
And having gifts different, according to the grace that is given us, whether prophecy, according to the proportion of faith,
Or ministry, in ministering : or he that teacheth, in teaching;
He that exhorteth in exhorting ; he that giveth with simplicity ; he that ruleth with solicitude ; he that showeth mercy with cheerfulness. Rom. xii. 448.
But according to him who is holy, who hath called you ; be you also holy in all conversation :
For it is written : You shall be holy, because I am holy. 1 St. Pet. i. 15, 16.
CARNAL MIND. Rise thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ will enlighten thee. Ephes. v. 14.