"God commands not impossibilities, but by commanding he suggests to you to do what you can, to ask for what is beyond your strength; and he helps you, that you may be able."

St Augustine

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"A person who rails at God in adversity, suffers without merit; moreover by his lack of resignation he adds to his punishment in the next life and experiences greater disquietude of mind in this life."

St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"What good does it do to speak learnedly about the Trinity if, lacking humility, you displease the Trinity? Indeed it is not learning that makes a man holy and just, but a virtuous life makes him pleasing to God. "

Thomas á Kempis

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FROM THE "PENNY CATECHISM"

     

re Article 6 of Apostle's Creed

68.

What is the sixth article of the Creed?

 

The sixth article of the Creed is, 'he ascended into heaven; is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty'.

 
69. What do you mean by the words, 'he ascended into heaven'?

 

By the words, 'he ascended into heaven', I mean that our Saviour went up Body and Soul into heaven on Ascension Day, forty days after his resurrection.

 
  70. What do you mean by the words, 'is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty'?
 
 

By the words, 'is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.' I do not mean that God the Father has hands, for he is a spirit; but I mean that Christ, as God, is equal to the Father and, as man, is in the highest place in heaven.