Paragraph 2667

2667. This simple invocation of faith developed in the tradition of prayer under many forms in East and West. the most usual formulation, transmitted by the spiritual writers of the Sinai, Syria, and Mt. Athos, is the invocation, “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us sinners.” It combines the Christological hymn of Philippians 2:6-11 with the cry of the publican and the blind men begging for light.18By it the heart is opened to human wretchedness and the Savior’s mercy.

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529. How does one reach purity of heart?

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What is God’s sovereignty and how does it relate to human freedom, as described in 2 Thessalonians 2:11-12?

What is the message behind Peter’s vision of taking down the sheet with unclean animals in Acts 10:9-16?

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