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Antoine Beluet

The challenge to be holy as God is holy cannot happen with "little devotional practices." Rather, "follow the road traced out for us by Christ's words and example, and which the Blessed Virgin and the saints have faithfully followed. We should pray unceasingly in order to obtain this grace, deny ourselves, carry our cross and follow Our Lord."

We are to be on our guard against self-love which "always condemns others; it is distrustful, easily suspects evil, and neve judges itself." Our failures should not deter us. "Do not allow your unmindfulness of God to discourage you. All discouragement proceeds from the devil, from self- love, or from both."