Paragraph 2011

2011. The charity of Christ is the source in us of all our merits before God. Grace, by uniting us to Christ in active love, ensures the supernatural quality of our acts and consequently their merit before God and before men. the saints have always had a lively awareness that their merits were pure grace.

After earth’s exile, I hope to go and enjoy you in the fatherland, but I do not want to lay up merits for heaven. I want to work for your love alone…. In the evening of this life, I shall appear before you with empty hands, for I do not ask you, Lord, to count my works. All our justice is blemished in your eyes. I wish, then, to be clothed in your own justice and to receive from your love the eternal possession of yourself.63

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512. What would be opposed to the social doctrine of the Church?

268. What is the effect of Confirmation?

13. In what ways does Apostolic Tradition occur?

276. Where does the Eucharist fit in the divine plan of salvation?

596. What does “Lead us not into temptation” mean?

516. What is the task of business management?

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

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Who are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and what is their significance?

What does Malachi 2:1-2 mean about the danger of falling away from God?

What is the story of Naaman and how did faith and obedience cure him of leprosy?

What can we learn from Judith’s victory in Judith 16:1-3?

How does Esther’s story tell the Jewish people’s story of redemption?

What is the church’s role in promoting reconciliation according to Philemon 1:6?