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1385. To respond to this invitation we must prepare ourselves for so great and so holy a moment. St. Paul urges us to examine our conscience: “Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For any one who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself.”216Anyone conscious of a grave sin must receive the sacrament of Reconciliation before coming to communion.

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

181. Why does ecclesial ministry also have a personal character?

598. What is the meaning of the final Amen?

365. Why does everyone have a right to exercise freedom?

370. What are the passions?

267. What is the essential rite of Confirmation?

95. “…Born of the Virgin Mary”: Why is Mary truly the Mother of God?

411. How does society ensure social justice?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

How can wisdom protect us from evil, as revealed in Wisdom 7:28-29?

The Dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem: Analysis of the Ceremony (1 Chronicles 22-29)

What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus?

What does Titus 2:7-8 teach about the standard of conduct for the church?

How do the Psalms teach us to be more sensitive to God’s presence (Psalm 139:1-4)?

What does it mean to love your neighbor as yourself according to James 2:8, and why is it important?

What is the importance of gratitude in the Christian life, according to the first letter to Timothy?