Paragraph 1700

1700. The dignity of the human person is rooted in his creation in the image and likeness of God (article 1); it is fulfilled in his vocation to divine beatitude (article 2). It is essential to a human being freely to direct himself to this fulfillment (article 3). By his deliberate actions (article 4), the human person does, or does not, conform to the good promised by God and attested by moral conscience (article 5). Human beings make their own contribution to their interior growth; they make their whole sentient and spiritual lives into means of this growth (article 6). With the help of grace they grow in virtue (article 7), avoid sin, and if they sin they entrust themselves as did the prodigal son1to the mercy of our Father in heaven (article 8). In this way they attain to the perfection of charity.

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

68. Why does the human race form a unity?

270. Who is the minister of Confirmation?

109. In the Kingdom, what authority did Jesus bestow upon his Apostles?

532. What does Jesus call for in poverty of spirit?

586. What does the phrase “Who art in heaven” mean?

118. Why was the death of Jesus part of God’s plan?

111. How did the messianic entrance into Jerusalem come about?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

How important is the reorganization of the Jerusalem temple described in 2 Maccabees 10:1-9?

What is the Battle of the Valley of Jehoshaphat mentioned in the book of Joel and what is its significance?

What is the importance of humility and repentance according to the book of Baruch?

What is the importance of gratitude and contentment according to the book of Ecclesiastes?

How important is courage and boldness according to Proverbs 28:1?

How Obedience to God Can Lead to Victory: An Analysis of the Siege of Jericho (Joshua 6)?

What is the relationship between truth and joy mentioned in 2 John 1:4?