Paragraph 1851

1851. It is precisely in the Passion, when the mercy of Christ is about to vanquish it, that sin most clearly manifests its violence and its many forms: unbelief, murderous hatred, shunning and mockery by the leaders and the people, Pilate’s cowardice and the cruelty of the soldiers, Judas’ betrayal – so bitter to Jesus, Peter’s denial and the disciples’ flight. However, at the very hour of darkness, the hour of the prince of this world,126The sacrifice of Christ secretly becomes the source from which the forgiveness of our sins will pour forth inexhaustibly.

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

433. Why is the Christian moral life indispensable for the proclamation of the Gospel?

392. What is sin?

371. Are the passions morally good or bad?

582. Why can we dare to draw near to God in full confidence?

426. What is merit?

470. What is forbidden by the fifth commandment?

97. How does Mary cooperate in the divine plan of salvation?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

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What does Nahum 1:9 say about God’s mercy to those who repent?

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

Moses’ Intercession: How does Moses’ intercession for his people teach us about prayer and God’s mercy? (Exodus 32-34)

What is the image of God as shepherd in Ezekiel 34?

What is God’s sovereignty and how does it relate to human freedom, as described in 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12?

God’s Law and Justice: Exploring Their Relationship (Deuteronomy 16:18-20)