Paragraph 1443

1443. During his public life Jesus not only forgave sins, but also made plain the effect of this forgiveness: he reintegrated forgiven sinners into the community of the People of God from which sin had alienated or even excluded them. A remarkable sign of this is the fact that Jesus receives sinners at his table, a gesture that expresses in an astonishing way both God’s forgiveness and the return to the bosom of the People of God.44

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

22. What importance does the New Testament have for Christians?

128. Why is the Resurrection at the same time a transcendent occurrence?

194. What is the meaning of the “communion of saints”?

200. How are sins remitted?

389. What are the gifts of the Holy Spirit?

466. Why must human life be respected?

247. Why is the one Mystery of Christ celebrated by the Church according to various liturgical traditions?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What does the statement “God is just and faithful to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” in 1 John 1:9 mean?

The Holiness of God’s People: How does the law of holiness in the book of Numbers teach us to pursue holiness in our lives and in our community of faith? (Numbers 19)

How are God’s justice and mercy revealed in Isaiah? (Isaiah 58:1-14)

What does the Bible say about God’s judgment and justice?

How did Nehemiah deal with the division between rich and poor Jews in Nehemiah 5?

How important is the Word of God in the Christian life according to 2 Timothy 3:16-17?

What is the importance of faith in the healing of blind Bartimaeus, described in Matthew 20:29-34?