1. Through His goodness, God the Father did not
spare His Only Son but surrendered Him to deliver us from our sins and
iniquities. Because of us, the Son of God humbled Himself, cured us of our
spiritual ills and arranged for our salvation from sin. That is why it is
essential that we recognize this and constantly bear in mind Godís magnificent
arrangement ó that because of us, God the Word became like us in all respects
except in sin. It is worthwhile for everyone to remember this and genuinely
endeavor in reality, with Godís help, to liberate ourselves from sin.
2. Essentially, the Grace of the Holy Spirit is
given to those who enter a commitment of ordeal with all their heart and right
from the beginning, have resolved to stand firm and not give in to the enemy in
anything. Moreover, in calling them, the Holy Spirit initially makes everything
effortless, so as to encourage and comfort those who enter the ordeal of
repentance. Later, He shows them all the difficulties of this virtuous path. He
teaches them how to bear the difficulties of repentance and ascertains their
limits and manner, with respect to both body and soul, until such time as He
leads them to complete conversion to God.
4. He who fears God and observes His commandments
is a servant of God. But the bondage
in which we find ourselves is actually not a bondage,
but righteousness that leads to sonship. Our Lord chose the Apostles and
entrusted them with preaching the good news of the Gospel. The commandments
that they received established a wonderful bondage for us so that we could
govern our passions and adorn ourselves with good works. When we get closer to
the benediction, our Lord Jesus Christ will tell us just as He said to His
disciples: "I already do not call you slaves, but my friends and brothers:
because everything that you heard from my Father, I told you."
8. The eye sees the visible while the mind
comprehends the invisible. A God-loving mind is the light of the soul. A person
who has a God-loving mind has an enlightened heart and can perceive God with
8. If you approach any task and see there is an
absence of Godís will, do not attempt it under any circumstances.
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