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9. Knowledge in Christ

1. As God, Christ has all knowledge. As man, he has allthe human perfections, including a human mind with its human orcreated knowledge.

2. Christ as man has the knowledge that the blessed soulsenjoy in heaven, that is, the knowledge of God directly seen inbeatific vision.

3. The beatific knowledge of Christ as beheld in thevision is joined in Christ as man with all possible creaturalknowledge. For the human nature of Christ, because it is joinedhypostatically with the divine Nature, has to be perfect in allrespects. Therefore, as Scripture testifies (Col. 2:3), in Christare "all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge."

4. In Christ as man there is beatific knowledge,and the fullness of infused knowledge. There is alsoacquired knowledge in Christ as man, for he is perfect inhis human nature, and the human faculties of that nature functionedin him perfectly. Hence, even though he has perfect knowledge tobegin with, he also, during his earthly fife, learned things in ahuman way.

"If you wish to learn and appreciate something worth while, then love to be unknown and considered as nothing. Truly to know and despise self is the best and most perfect counsel."
Thomas á Kempis

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"Lord, take from me everything that hinders me from going to You. give me all that will lead me to You. Take me from myself and give me to Yourself."
St Nicholas Flue

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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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