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98. The Preserving of the Human Race in the State of Innocence

1. The human race is preserved by propagation. When therewere only two human beings, they received God's command (Gen.1:28), "Increase and multiply and fill the earth." Hence,in the state of innocence, there would have been generation.

2. And this generation would have been accomplished as itis now accomplished, but with orderly tendency, and with fullsubjection to reason, without any unruly passion.

"If, devout soul, it is your will to please God and live a life of serenity in this world, unite yourself always and in all things to the divine will. Reflect that all the sins of your past wicked life happened because you wandered from the path of God's will. For the future, embrace God's good pleasure and say to him in every happening: "Yea, Father, for so it hath seemed good in thy sight." "
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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"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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"Obedience is the true holocaust which we sacrifice to God on the altar of our hearts."
St Philip Neri

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