Of the Precepts of Charity

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Of the Precepts of Charity

We must now consider the Precepts of Charity, under which there are eight points of inquiry:

  1. Whether precepts should be given about charity?
  2. Whether there should be one or two?
  3. Whether two suffice?
  4. Whether it is fittingly prescribed that we should love God, "with thy whole heart"?
  5. Whether it is fittingly added: "With thy whole mind," etc.?
  6. Whether it is possible to fulfil this precept in this life?
  7. Of the precept: "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself";
  8. Whether the order of charity is included in the precept?