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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.

"It is better to be burdened and in company with the strong than to be unburdened and with the weak. When you are burdened you are close to God, your strength, who abides with the afflicted. When you are relieved of the burden you are close to yourself, your own weakness; for virtue and strength of soul grow and are confirmed in the trials of patience."
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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"A man should keep himself down, and not busy himself in mirabilibus super se."
St Philip Neri

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"The supreme perfection of man in this life is to be so united to God that all his soul with all its faculties and powers are so gathered into the Lord God that he becomes one spirit with him, and remembers nothing except God, is aware of and recognises nothing but God, but with all his desires unified by the joy of love, he rests contentedly in the enjoyment of his Maker alone."
St Albert the Great

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