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to free and strengthen man, renewing him inwardly and cast-
ing out that “prince of this world” (John 12:31), who held him
in the bondage of sin (cf. Jn 8:34). For sin brought man to a
lower state, forcing him away from the completeness that is his
Both the high calling and the deep misery which men expe-
rience find their final explanation in the light of this Revelation.
—GS, no. 13
We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.
Because by your holy Cross you have redeemed the world.
For every good work, every kindly thought, or tiny act of
humble helpfulness, God gives a reward.
Rose Hawthorne Lathrop