Paragraph 2053

2053. To this first reply Jesus adds a second: “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”2 This reply does not do away with the first: following Jesus Christ involves keeping the Commandments. the Law has not been abolished,3 but rather man is invited to rediscover it in the person of his Master who is its perfect fulfillment. In the three synoptic Gospels, Jesus’ call to the rich young man to follow him, in the obedience of a disciple and in the observance of the Commandments, is joined to the call to poverty and chastity.4 The evangelical counsels are inseparable from the Commandments.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

32. In what way is the faith of the Church one faith alone?

325. What are the degrees that make up the sacrament of Holy Orders?

272. When did Jesus Christ institute the Eucharist?

38. With what name does God reveal Himself?

499. Why are artificial insemination and artificial fertilization immoral?

552. How can adoration be defined?

304. Which sins must be confessed?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

Why did God judge the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, and what can we learn from this, according to Genesis 18:16-33 and 19:1-29?

What is the relationship between love and obedience according to the Bible?

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

How is God’s justice manifested in the midst of suffering, according to Job 34:10-12?

What does the statement “God so loved the world that he gave his son” in John 3:16 mean?

What is the divine nature of Jesus Christ, as described in Mark 1:1?

The Fall of Mankind: How Did Adam and Eve’s Disobedience Affect the World? (Genesis 3:1-24)