Paragraph 2006

2006. The term “merit” refers in general to the recompense owed by a community or a society for the action of one of its members, experienced either as beneficial or harmful, deserving reward or punishment. Merit is relative to the virtue of justice, in conformity with the principle of equality which governs it.

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

425. What is the relationship between grace and human freedom?

441. Is it possible to keep the Decalogue?

159. Why is the Church called the temple of the Holy Spirit?

323. Why is this sacrament called Holy Orders?

206. What does it mean to die in Christ Jesus?

561. What is the role of the Holy Spirit in prayer?

34. What are the most ancient symbols (professions) of faith?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

How did Solomon become the wisest king who ever lived? An analysis of 1 Kings 3.

How to deal with conflicts and disagreements between brothers: the example of Joseph’s children (Joshua 17-19)?

How does Lamentations address the issue of human suffering?

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

What is the meaning of being “blameless” according to the 2 Peter 3:14 passage?

The importance of hospitality and caring for others: The generosity of Tobias and his wife Sara.

How important is caring for the dead in the Bible and what can we learn from the story of Tobiah and the burial of the dead?