Arcana Coelestia (Elliott) n. 9365

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9365. Those people in the world who yearn for greatness and long for many possessions are more firmly persuaded that what the Church teaches is the truth than those who do not yearn for greatness nor long for many possessions. The reason for this is that the teachings of the Church are for those people merely a means to their own ends; and to the extent that people desire any ends they love and also believe in the means.

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