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119. The Production of Man's Body

1. Man preserves life and grows to maturity by takingnutriment or food. By the process called nutrition, man changesfood into his own living substance.

2. Nutriment or food, assimilated by the body and made onewith its living essence and nature, enables man to continue lifeand to exercise his connatural operations. It thus enables man topropagate his kind.

"We must not be behind time in doing good; for death will not be behind his time. "
St Phillip Neri

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"There is nothing which gives greater security to our actions, or more effectually cuts the snares the devil lays for us, than to follow another person’s will, rather than our own, in doing good."
St Philip Neri

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"The essence of perfection is to embrace the will of God in all things, prosperous or adverse. In prosperity, even sinners find it easy to unite themselves to the divine will; but it takes saints to unite themselves to God's will when things go wrong and are painful to self-love. Our conduct in such instances is the measure of our love of God."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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