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Realize that personal devotions have to be a choice. If God is to be the one you value most or has the greatest worth in your life, then you need to show Him by the amount of time you spend with Him. The two tablets of the Ten Commandments had been placed inside, a reminder of the Mosaic Law and covenant. The psalms reassure us that all these emotions are part of the human experience. While this pious exercise should not be incorporated into the liturgical action, it is completely in harmony with the content of the Paschal Mystery and is a further example of the manner in which popular piety grasps the Blessed Virgin Mary's association with the saving work of her Son. 152.

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Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (August 1, 2013)


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