The gift of those who love Jesus Christ and put total faith into his body and spirit is that they are able to wholly forgive; and what this entails is the profound jewel of the body, the holiest beating lotus heart. This means that in the act of forgiveness they take away those sins into their body and transform them through the alchemical process of True Love. Their enemies thus become them, and former friend and foe then become unified in Christ. St. Augustine said,”You don’t love in your enemies what they are, but what you would have them become by your prayers.” This is madness for those at war against the Church, Christ’s body. Their sinful expressions are final attempts at, not taking down the Church, but taking down their old selves; enacting atrocities against a Body that only grows stronger in beatific muscle by every punch thrown. Christ, the one and only martial artist.
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