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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.

"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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"It is not God's will that we should abound in spiritual delights, but that in all things we should submit to his holy will."
Blessed Henry Suso

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"The essence of perfection is to embrace the will of God in all things, prosperous or adverse. In prosperity, even sinners find it easy to unite themselves to the divine will; but it takes saints to unite themselves to God's will when things go wrong and are painful to self-love. Our conduct in such instances is the measure of our love of God."
St Alphonsus de Liguori

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