Choose a topic from Part 2A:
1. The grace of God is a gift bestowed on man's soulto enlighten and strengthen it above the measure of its naturallight and strength.
2. Grace is received into the soul as a quality of thesoul. It is a supernatural quality which disposes the soul tosupernatural well-being and supernatural well-doing.
3. Grace is not identical with supernatural virtue; it isprior to such virtue, and is its root. Supernatural virtue is ahabit which works by, through, and with grace.
4. Grace is not, as virtue is, primarily in the powers ofthe soul; it is received into the essence of the soul, and flowsfrom the soul's essence into the soul's powers.
"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."
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"Whom do you seek, friend, if you seek not God? Seek him, find him, cleave to him; bind your will to his with bands of steel and you will live always at peace in this life and in the next."
St Alphonsus de Liguori
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"It is vanity to love what passes quickly and not to look ahead where eternal joy abides.
Thomas á Kempis
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