Paragraph 2232

2232. Family ties are important but not absolute. Just as the child grows to maturity and human and spiritual autonomy, so his unique vocation which comes from God asserts itself more clearly and forcefully. Parents should respect this call and encourage their children to follow it. They must be convinced that the first vocation of the Christian is to follow Jesus: “He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.”39


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

407. What is the common good?

381. What is justice?

580. Why is it called the “Lord’s Prayer”?

463. How should authority be exercised in the various spheres of civil society?

29. Why is there no contradiction between faith and science?

497. When is it moral to regulate births?

216. What is the hope of the new heavens and the new earth?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the story of Abimelech and forgiveness in Judges 9:22-57?

What is the role of spiritual gifts in building up the church, according to Ephesians 4:7-16?

How is the humility and grace of God manifested in the Christian’s life, according to Psalm 138:6-7?

What does the Song of Songs teach us about the search for the loved one?

What is the lesson taught in Philippians 4:10-13 about finding contentment in all circumstances?

The Dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem: Analysis of the Ceremony (1 Chronicles 22-29)

What is the promise of the Messiah mentioned in Malachi 3:1-3?