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A religious wrote a letter to the Major Superior: “For a week I have been unable to sleep knowing that I have cheated on my vow of poverty. I did not turn over the stipends that I received and here I am enclosing a check of P2, 000.00. If I still can’t sleep, I will turn over the rest next week.”
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“A religious community is a group of wonderful persons who live together spatially in the same domicile and in the same time frame. They share many things in common. They share common meals, participate in common prayers and even may view the same T.V programs. They draw their disbursement money from a common fund. They discuss community affairs at house meetings. As needed, they drive cars provided for common use. They talk pleasantly to one another at the table and in the common rooms. A good education is provided for them. They are well provided for with housing, clothes, recreational facilities, and travel money. Their medical costs are completely taken care of. In short, the religious and community life appears to fulfill the scriptural promise of a hundredfold now, plus an eternal treasure in heaven.”
Who would ask for more? God has been so good that giving thanks to Him should not even be a question.