Paragraph 2052

2052. “Teacher, what good deed must I do, to have eternal life?” To the young man who asked this question, Jesus answers first by invoking the necessity to recognize God as the “One there is who is good,” as the supreme Good and the source of all good. Then Jesus tells him: “If you would enter life, keep the
commandments.” and he cites for his questioner the precepts that concern love of neighbor: “You shall not kill, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, Honor your father and mother.” Finally Jesus sums up these commandments positively: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”1

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

226. What is the link between the sacraments and the Church?

270. Who is the minister of Confirmation?

491. In what way is everyone called to live chastity?

27. What does it mean in practice for a person to believe in God?

298. When did he institute this sacrament?

405. What is the foundation of the authority of society?

551. What is “blessing”?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the Battle of the Valley of Jehoshaphat mentioned in the book of Joel and what is its significance?

What does Wisdom 8:7 teach us about wisdom as a source of virtue and honor?

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

What does the image of the river of life in Ezekiel (Ezekiel 47) represent?

What is the message of Nahum 1:7-8 about God’s faithfulness in the midst of chaos?

What is the significance of David’s song of thanksgiving to God in 2 Samuel 22?

How can we flee the appearances of evil, as described in 1 Thessalonians 5:22?