Paragraph 1972

1972. The New Law is called a law of love because it makes us act out of the love infused by the Holy Spirit, rather than from fear; a law of grace, because it confers the strength of grace to act, by means of faith and the sacraments; a law of freedom, because it sets us free from the ritual and juridical observances of the Old Law, inclines us to act spontaneously by the prompting of charity and, finally, lets us pass from the condition of a servant who “does not know what his master is doing” to that of a friend of Christ – “For all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you” – or even to the status of son and heir.31


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

386. What is the virtue of faith?

364. What is the relationship between freedom and responsibility?

38. With what name does God reveal Himself?

223. How does the Holy Spirit work in the liturgy of the Church?

140. What does it mean that the Spirit “has spoken through the prophets”?

577. What is the prayer of the Hour of Jesus?

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


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the significance of Aeneas’ healing and Dorcas’ resurrection in Acts 9:32-43?

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

What can we learn from Edom’s pride described in Abdias 1:3?

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

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

How important is Esther’s purpose and mission in Esther 4:14?

What does the testimony of John the Baptist in John 1:29 mean, and how important is this testimony for Christians?