Paragraph 1657

1657. It is here that the father of the family, the mother, children, and all members of the family exercise the priesthood of the baptized in a privileged way “by the reception of the sacraments, prayer and thanksgiving, the witness of a holy life, and self-denial and active charity.”168Thus the home is the first school of Christian life and “a school for human enrichment.”169Here one learns endurance and the joy of work, fraternal love, generous – even repeated – forgiveness, and above all divine worship in prayer and the offering of one’s life.

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

263. What are the effects of Baptism?

478. What care must be given to the dying?

153. Why is the Church the ‘people of God’?

233. Who acts in the liturgy?

569. How can vocal prayer be described?

66. In what sense do we understand man and woman as created “in the image of God”?

216. What is the hope of the new heavens and the new earth?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the responsibility of religious leaders according to Malachi 2:7?

What can we learn about the desire to always be with a loved one from Songs 3:1-5 and 6:1-3?

What does the Bible say about the importance of honesty and integrity in Ecclesiasticus 20:1-11?

What was King Belshazzar’s judgment and how did his fall contribute to the fulfillment of biblical prophecies in Daniel 5?

What is God’s judgment on corruption and oppression according to Micah 3:1-4?

How important is Jesus’ resurrection, and what can we learn from his appearance to the disciples?

What are the story and life lessons drawn from the Ascension of Solomon in 1 Kings 1-2?