Paragraph 2608

2608. From the Sermon on the Mount onwards, Jesus insists on conversion of heart: reconciliation with one’s brother before presenting an offering on the altar, love of enemies, and prayer for persecutors, prayer to the Father in secret, not heaping up empty phrases, prayerful forgiveness from the depths of the heart, purity of heart, and seeking the Kingdom before all else.64This filial conversion is entirely directed to the Father.

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

92. Did Christ have a true human body?

114. How did Jesus conduct himself in regard to the Law of Israel?

559. In the Church are there different ways of praying?

291. What is required to receive Holy Communion?

385. What are the theological virtues?

267. What is the essential rite of Confirmation?

374. How is a moral conscience formed to be upright and truthful?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the importance of courage in standing up for the truth, according to the Bible in Philemon 1:8-9?

What is the example of Sodom and Gomorrah and what are the consequences of immorality and perversion according to the Bible?

What is the role of faith in the midst of suffering, according to Job 13:15-16?

What is the significance of Aeneas’ healing and Dorcas’ resurrection in Acts 9:32-43?

What is Amos’ criticism of superficial religion, and how does he highlight the importance of a genuine heart?

What is God’s judgment on corruption and oppression according to Micah 3:1-4?

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