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Acceptance does not mean accepting behavior that is harmful to the common good, but it does mean that I stop trying to change or refashion everybody so that they live as I would prefer them to live. I recognize that I cannot expect to change other people. God will change them in his own time, if he pleases, and when that time comes they will change voluntarily.

Charles Cummings, Monastic Practices, 2nd ed. (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2015), p. 178. ISBN: 978-0-87907-484-5.

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