I love good and pleasure, I hate evil and pain, I want to be happy and I am not mistaken in believing, that people, angels and even demons have those same inclinations.
What rights are those that dare not resist for them?
Although when Christianity appeared the total population of the planet was only a fraction of that of the twentieth century, most of the earth’s surface was quite outside the Mediterranean world, Persia, India, and China.
Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’
This means that to man God gave a degree of free will.
Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.
I am a part of all that I have met.
My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure.
God joins us together by means of the body, in consequence of the laws of the communication of movements. He affects us with the same feelings in consequence of the laws of the conjunction of body and soul.
John the Baptist, who we are told was related by blood to Jesus, was preaching the impending judgement of God, urging repentance and moral reform, and baptizing in the Jordan River those who responded.