Paragraph 1752

1752. In contrast to the object, the intention resides in the acting subject. Because it lies at the voluntary source of an action and determines it by its end, intention is an element essential to the moral evaluation of an action. the end is the first goal of the intention and indicates the purpose pursued in the action. the intention is a movement of the will toward the end: it is concerned with the goal of the activity. It aims at the good anticipated from the action undertaken. Intention is not limited to directing individual actions, but can guide several actions toward one and the same purpose; it can orient one’s whole life toward its ultimate end. For example, a service done with the end of helping one’s neighbor can at the same time be inspired by the love of God as the ultimate end of all our actions. One and the same action can also be inspired by several intentions, such as performing a service in order to obtain a favor or to boast about it.


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The Creation of the Universe and Man: What Does the Book of Genesis Teach Us? (Genesis 1:1-31)

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 Jesus’ statement “I am the resurrection and the life” in John 11:25-26 mean?

Saul’s Character and the Consequences of His Choices: A Case Study in Leadership (1 Samuel 9-15)

What does the Assyrian conquest of Samaria and the fall of the Northern Kingdom teach about the importance of obedience to God?

What does the Bible teach about the importance of humility and modesty?