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"The person found worthy of praising God gains more by it than God, for he has received a great and marvelous gift of grace. The more he praises God, the more he becomes a debtor, until finally he finds no limit or interruption to his knowledge of God or to thanksgiving or humility or love."
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" 'For everyone that asks receives, and he that seeks finds, and to him that knocks it shall be opened' (Luke 11:10). Wherefore let us knock at that very sweet garden of the Scriptures, so fragrant and sweet and blooming, with its varied sounds of spiritual and divinely-inspired birds ringing all round our ears, laying hold of our hearts, comforting the mourner, pacifying the angry and filling him with joy everlasting: which sets our mind on the gold gleaming, brilliant back of the divine dove (Ps. 68:13), whose bright pinions bear up to the only-begotten Son and Heir of the Husbandman (Matt. 21:37) of that spiritual Vineyard and bring us through Him to the Father of Lights (James 1:17)."