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2002. God’s free initiative demands man’s free response, for God has created man in his image by conferring on him, along with freedom, the power to know him and love him. the soul only enters freely into the communion of love. God immediately touches and directly moves the heart of man. He has placed in man a longing for truth and goodness that only he can satisfy. the promises of “eternal life” respond, beyond all hope, to this desire:

If at the end of your very good works . . ., you rested on the seventh day, it was to foretell by the voice of your book that at the end of our works, which are indeed “very good” since you have given them to us, we shall also rest in you on the sabbath of eternal life.52

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300. What is interior penance?

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

347. What sins are gravely opposed to the sacrament of Matrimony?

459. What are the duties of children toward their parents?

574. What are the difficulties in prayer?

543. How did Jesus pray during his passion?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the importance of faith in the healing of blind Bartimaeus, described in Matthew 20:29-34?

What is the meaning of Jude 1:4, which speaks of the condemnation of those who pervert the grace of God?

What is the message of Isaiah’s heavenly vision of the Lord’s glory revealed in Isaiah 40:1-31?

What does Malachi 4:1 say about the punishment of the wicked?

How does Lamentations address the issue of human suffering?

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

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