"It is necessary to MAINTAIN THE IDEAL in its sublimity even when it may be difficult to attain these heights, even when the ordinary man feels himself incapable of doing so and therefore sinful. The prophets of Israel and the Apostles of the Church never consented to reduce this ideal; never did they shortchange the measure of perfection or shorten the distance between the ideal and the ordinary; they never watered down the meaning of sin, but rather did everything to the contrary"
Blessed Pope Paul VI
Dialogos Con Paulo VI, (Madrid: Cristiandad, 1967) p. 428
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