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Fraternal Charity

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Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,913 / 45 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 54.8
LoC Category: BR
Downloads: 420
Added to site: 2010.09.11
mnybks.net#: 28969
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Religion
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mpatience. Careful of wounding the susceptibility of others, it neither blames nor despises those who act in an opposite way. Religious animated by fraternal charity are not ticklish spirits who are disturbed for nothing at all, and who do not know how to pass unnoticed a little want of respect, etc.; nor punctilious spirits, who find pleasure in contradicting and making irritating remarks; nor self-opinionated spirits, who pose themselves as supreme judges of talent and virtue as well as infallible dispensers of praise and blame. Neither are they suspicious characters who are constantly ruminating in their hearts, and who consider every little insult as levelled at themselves; nor discontented beings, who find fault with the places whither obedience sends them and the persons with whom they live, and who could travel the entire world without finding a single place or a single person to suit them.

Charitable religious are not those imperious minds who endeavour to impose their opinions on all and refus

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