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16. Precepts of Faith, Knowledge, and Understanding

1. The precept of faith-the command to believe in thearticles of faith-is given perfectly in the New Law. In the OldLaw, the precept of faith is presupposed; it is understood ingeneral, and not expressed in specific and detailed terms.

2. The Old Law contains precepts of knowledge andunderstanding with reference to man's end. These precepts aremore clearly and perfectly set forth in the New Law.

"Though the path is plain and smooth for people of good will, those who walk it will not travel far, and will do so only with difficulty if they do not have good feet, courage, and tenacity of spirit. "
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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"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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"A tree that is cultivated and guarded through the care of its owner produces its fruit at the expected time. "
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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