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6. Cause of Faith

1. What is proposed for man's belief as the object ofsupernatural faith, is revealed by God. The truths of supernaturalfaith surpass the power of human reason to discover. Man is movedinwardly by grace to accept what is divinely proposed for belief.Therefore, faith is infused into the soul by almighty God.God is the cause of faith.

2. Thus, faith is a gift of God. Even lifeless or formlessfaith, whichis not the virtue of faith, is God's gift.For a gift is a gift, even when it is mistreated and spoiled by thereceiver.

"Spiritual persons ought to be equally ready to experience sweetness and consolation in the things of God, or to suffer and keep their ground in drynesses of spirit and devotion, and for as long as God pleases, without their making any complaint about it."
St Philip Neri

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"Try to turn your heart from the love of things visible and bring yourself to things invisible. For they who follow their own evil passions stain their consciences and lose the grace of God. "
Thomas á Kempis

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"This is the greatest wisdom -- to seek the kingdom of heaven through contempt of the world. "
Thomas á Kempis

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