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On the Soul and the Resurrection continues, as St. Macrina argues against reincarnation some more.

Part 10.

25:40.

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An Introduction to the Devout Life continues, with two chapters of advice for married people. I think most people will agree with most of it. However, being French, our good bishop of course insists on explaining the Theology of the Body parts of marriage. (Several centuries before the current theology, of course; but it’s not as if JPII just made this stuff up on his own.)

So in Chapter 39 he explains this all by talking about good eating habits, and inviting the reader to learn by analogy. Completely decorous, completely obvious what he means. Very clever. Enjoy.

Book 3, Chapters 38-39.

25:42.

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An Introduction to the Devout Life continues, with another chapter which helped inspire St. Therese of Lisieux’s Little Way. We also hear about not working ourselves up with currently-vain wishes, and about being fair to our neighbors while not giving ourselves too much slack.

Book 3, Chapters 35-37.

18:06.

I’m done with Christmas preparations, and I’ve got some days off. So I’ll see about catching up a little.

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An Introduction to the Devout Life continues. In these chapters, we hear about helpful and unhelpful forms of recreation and games.

Book 3, Chs. 31-34.

13:53.

Yes, I know I’m falling behind something fierce. I’ll see what I can do.

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An Introduction to the Devout Life continues, with more good advice on conversation, and a short course in how not to talk about people behind their backs.

Book 3,
Chapters 29-30
.

17:54.

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On the Soul and the Resurrection continues. St. Greg and St. Mac finish talking about the soul and purgatory, St. Macrina tells everybody to quit complaining and just suck it up when it comes to the divine plan, we move onto talking about the resurrection of the body, and we learn why believing in reincarnation takes all the fun out of food.

Part 9.

24:55.

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An Introduction to the Devout Life continues, with a chapter on judging other people. (Don’t do it.)

Book 3, Chapter 28.

13:28.

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