Paragraph 1768

1768. Strong feelings are not decisive for the morality or the holiness of persons; they are simply the inexhaustible reservoir of images and affections in which the moral life is expressed. Passions are morally good when they contribute to a good action, evil in the opposite case. the upright will orders the movements of the senses it appropriates to the good and to beatitude; an evil will succumbs to disordered passions and exacerbates them. Emotions and feelings can be taken up into the virtues or perverted by the vices.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

385. What are the theological virtues?

41. In what way is God the truth?

262. Is it possible to be saved without Baptism?

584. Why do we say “our” Father?

390. What are the fruits of the Holy Spirit?

158. Why is the Church called the “Bride of Christ”?

406. When is authority exercised in a legitimate way?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

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How do the Psalms teach us to be more sensitive to God’s presence (Psalm 139:1-4)?

How can we flee the appearances of evil, as described in 1 Thessalonians 5:22?

What does Jesus’ promise to send the Holy Spirit as a comforter mean, according to John 14:26?

Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Lessons from the Meeting of Jacob and Esau (Genesis 33:1-20)

How can wisdom protect us from evil, as revealed in Wisdom 7:28-29?

God’s Holiness and the Call to Holiness: What Does the Book of Leviticus Teach Us About God’s Holiness and Our Responsibility to Be Holy? (Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2)