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Personally, I believe Aquinas and Augustine rather than Balthasar on Hell. But I don’t live in fear of it. I don’t think any committed Christians should either. What I say to a classroom is that we need to cultivate the theological virtues faith, Hope, and love. We need to go to mass, frequent the sacraments, do works of charity, and trust the Lord in His justice.

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When we read Sacred Scripture, we read it considering the full economy of salvation. I believe we also should consider justice and mercy in light of the communion of saints. St. Therese of Lisieux is one that I have been reading recently. :)

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I just got Missio DEO yesterday and enjoyed MM TUCKER'S missive. KELLY ANN TALLENT'S I took somewhat of an exception to;;;; God which is in side us, is not a PUNISHING GOD, with a fear of HELL guiding our actions --however when we come from LOVE COMPASSION AND MOST OF ALL FORGIVENESS OF OURSELVES AND OTHERS, (like the DALAI LAMA states); we discover the essence of heaven or Nirvana in our daily lives. SO BE IT W TUCKER CLARK 5/11//2022 7:30AM

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May 11, 2022Liked by Phillip Hadden, Jonathon T. Fessenden, Kelly Ann Tallent, Chantal LaFortune

Welcome to Missio! During the week, in the mornings, are shorter Gospel reflections. Because of that it’s possible that she might not be talking about Nirvana but maybe what the doctors of the church might call the Unitive Way? In addition, CCC 733 stated: “God is love” and love is his first gift, containing all others. “God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” The love being spoke of, by its nature, is not one of the world but God’s love. Since this is a reflection and not an essay on love or an essay on the unitive way or an essay on eschatological things, it may be presumed this is the love being spoken about.

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