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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.

"The more you know and the better you understand, the more severely will you be judged, unless your life is also the more holy. Do not be proud, therefore, because of your learning or skill. Rather, fear because of the talent given you."
Thomas á Kempis

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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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"A man should keep himself down, and not busy himself in mirabilibus super se."
St Philip Neri

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