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CHILDLIKENESS

The quality of guileless openness that Christ declared is one of the conditions for attaining salvation (Matthew 18:3). It is the virtue of humility, at once ready to do God's will and having no selfish interests of one's own.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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