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1503. Christ’s compassion toward the sick and his many healings of every kind of infirmity are a resplendent sign that “God has visited his people”103and that the Kingdom of God is close at hand. Jesus has the power not only to heal, but also to forgive sins;104he has come to heal the whole man, soul and body; he is the physician the sick have need of.105His compassion toward all who suffer goes so far that he identifies himself with them: “I was sick and you visited me.”106His preferential love for the sick has not ceased through the centuries to draw the very special attention of Christians toward all those who suffer in body and soul. It is the source of tireless efforts to comfort them.

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

558. What are the sources of Christian prayer?

90. Did the incarnate Son of God have a soul with human knowledge?

430. Why does the Magisterium of the Church act in the field of morality?

236. How is the liturgy celebrated?

44. What is the central mystery of Christian faith and life?

338. For what ends has God instituted Matrimony?

264. What is the meaning of the Christian name received at Baptism?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

The search for true love is a theme present in the Bible. What can we learn about this subject from the book of Songs?

What is the role of the Holy Spirit in the sanctification of the Christian?

Joseph’s story: How did God use Joseph’s story to fulfill his purposes?

How important is God’s love to our lives, according to 1 John 4:8?

What is the importance of Christian witness?

How important is Esther’s purpose and mission in Esther 4:14?

What are the characteristics a Christian leader should have according to 1 Timothy 3:1-7?