Maxims of Christian perfection, tr. by a member of the same order

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Stunning classic that I didn't know existed until I read "The Five Wounds of the Church" by the same author. The Maxims were written during a 40-day Lenten retreat in a way that suggests a divine infusion of knowledge and grace. After 150 years of being suspect, Rosmini's beatification in 2007 should help make all his works better known.  

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Page 35 - But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore : ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Page 39 - Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
Page 29 - Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
Page 41 - Seek ye therefore first the kingdom of God, and his justice, and all these things shall be added unto you.
Page 111 - He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things ? Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect ? It is God that justifieth.
Page 20 - That they all may be one, as thou, Father, in me, and I in thee ; that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
Page 12 - Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. And the second is like to this : Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
Page 45 - But this I say, brethren ; The time is short ; It remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none; and they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not ; and they that buy, as though they possessed not ; and they that use this world, as not abusing it. For the fashion of this world passeth away.
Page 34 - And I say to you, my friends: Be not afraid of them who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will show you whom you shall fear; fear ye him, who after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell: Yea, I say to you, fear him.
Page 36 - But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. Fear not, little flock ; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.

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