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28. Therefore let the rest of the faithful, who have lost virginity, follow the Lamb, not whithersoever He shall have gone, but so far as ever they shall have been able. But they are able every where, save when He walks in the grace of virginity. “Blessed are the poor in spirit;”20812081    Matt. v. 3–10 imitate Him, Who, whereas “He was rich, was made poor for your sakes.”20822082    2 Cor. viii. 9 “Blessed are the meek;” imitate Him, Who said, “Learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly 427of heart.”20832083    Matt. xi. 29 “Blessed are they that mourn;” imitate Him, Who “wept over” Jerusalem.20842084    Luke xix. 41 “Blessed are they, who hunger and thirst after righteousness;” imitate Him, Who said, “My meat is to do the will of Him Who sent Me.”20852085    John iv. 34 “Blessed are the merciful;” imitate Him, Who came to the help of him who was wounded by robbers, and who lay in the way half-dead and despaired of.20862086    Luke x. 30–35 “Blessed are the pure in heart;” imitate Him, “Who did no sin, neither was guile found in His mouth.”20872087    1 Peter ii. 22 “Blessed are the peace-makers;” imitate Him, Who said on behalf of His persecutors, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”20882088    Luke xxiii. 34 “Blessed are they, who suffer persecution for righteousness sake;” imitate Him, Who “suffered for you, leaving you an example, that ye follow His steps.”20892089    1 Peter ii. 21 These things, whoso imitate, in these they follow the Lamb. But surely even married persons may go in those steps, although not setting their foot perfectly in the same print,20902090    Forma yet walking in the same paths.

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