Part I, Chapter 1

  1. By what is the soul received into the bosom of the Eternal Father?
  2. What casts us into the deepest abyss, into the company of the brutes and of reprobate spirits?
  3. What does St. Thomas teach about the grace of a single soul?
  4. More inconsiderate of whom do they lose an inheritance greater than the world for the sake of a miserable momentary enjoyment?
  5. We are awe-stricken at an hour’s eclipse of the sun; at an earthquake that buries a whole city; at a pestilential disease that swiftly carries off men and beasts in great number. Yet what occurrence is far worse, which we behold thousands of times every day without emotion?
  6. By permitting what do we disregard grace?
  7. Esteem for eternal things will increase in us in the same degree as that for the what diminishes?

2 thoughts on “Part I, Chapter 1

  1. 1. By grace, 2. sin, 3. St. Thomas teaches that the whole world and all it contains is of less value before God than the grace of a single soul, 4. Esau, 5. the neglect and loss of the precious grace of God by so many men, 6. by permitting ourselves to be too deeply impressed by our senses with transitory things and because we have but a superficial knowledge of lasting heavenly riches, 7. temporal

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  2. 1. By grace the soul is received into the bosom of the Eternal Father. 2.Sin casts us into the deepest abyss into the company of the brutes and of reprobate spirits. 3.St. Thomas teaches that the whole world and all it contains is of less value before God than the grace of a single soul. 4. More inconsiderate than Esau, they lose an inheritance greater than the world for the sake of a miserable momentary enjoyment!.5.We are awe-stricken at eclipses, earthquakes, disease, and beasts, but the neglect and loss of the precious grace of God by so many men, without any emotion. 6. We disregard grace because we permit ourselves to be too deeply impressed by our senses with transitory things and we have just a superficial knowledge of everlasting riches. 7. Esteem for eternal things will increase in us in the same degree as that for the temporal diminishes.

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