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[1.14.10] I did it the moment after awakening and convinced myself that all these things have become mute to me and they did not understand the sound of my voice. The chirping of the birds, the howling of the animals, the whirling of the little fountain brook, and all the noise of the grass, the plants, the bushes, and all the trees reached my ears immediately. But how frightened I was to my bones and still am, since from all that I understood nothing at all!
[1.14.11] "However, I was not shocked because this ability had been taken from me, but rather at the endlessly greater loss of grace of the holy Father who is above and among all creatures.
[1.14.12] "Everything I have lost you have also lost through Me since you have sinned through me and with me with the exception of one whom to call my son I am no longer worthy. He has remained within the fullness of grace and blessing in all might and power, pure and just before the all-seeing eyes of the most holy and good Father, His Love and His Spirit.
[1.14.13] "That is my beloved Abel whom the most just Lord has also taken from us since my eyes cannot see him anywhere. And this surely so that I, and all of you through me, are to experience what it means to have fallen from the grace of eternal Love into the severe justice of the Lord through the sin of careless disobedience to His so mild laws of love and the easy commandments of grace.
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