The Ideal: Christ
The most perfect and sublime ideal of divine life was beyond the capacity of human reason; it was too high even for faith. So Christ abased Himself: He became man, child, servant, worker; He wanted to know the weakness of our first years, our fatigue, poverty, obscurity, silence, hunger, thirst, sorrow, death. He submitted Himself to all our miseries except sin and the disorders that come from sin, but He endured the pain of sin: "He has borne our infirmities." O God, O my Jesus! You are the ideal of perfection!
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