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Children At Home With God – Part 4 of 4

Father Cassilly observes that children “constantly see the use and proprietorship of the household and its chattels shared in by all the members of the family. And the child of God may justly adopt a similar manner of speaking in … Continue reading

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Children At Home With God – Part 3 of 4

Father Cassilly notes: “The mutual love of parent and child is kept alive by conversation, and the topic of it matters little. The petty incidents of home and school afford abundant material. The child of God must also converse with … Continue reading

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Children At Home With God – Part 2 of 4

Father Cassilly writes: “How ungrateful we have been, straying so often from [God’s] love and counsels, and placing our happiness in objects outside of Him! Perhaps, even, we have acted the prodigal’s part, and gone into the far-off country of … Continue reading

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Children At Home With God – Part 1 of 4

Father Cassilly says of the children of God on earth: “We are not as happy as we should expect to be. First of all, we do not see our Father with our bodily eyes, at times He seems so very … Continue reading

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Children of God – Part 4 of 4

Father Cassilly concludes his discussion on the relationship between God and His human adopted children. He writes: “Our relation to God is far more intimate than that between the human father and his adopted child. For, God in becoming our … Continue reading

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Children of God – Part 3 of 4

Father Cassilly further elaborates on adoptive sonship. He explains: “Adoptive sonship amongst men requires, as we have seen, a common nature between father and child, and it must exist before the adoption; whereas, before our Divine adoption we have not … Continue reading

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Children of God – Part 2 of 4

Here Father Cassilly distinguishes natural sonship from adoptive sonship. He writes: “Amongst men one is called a son, who is begotten of an earthly father and receives from him a similar nature. There is also a relation in civil society … Continue reading

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