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2777. In the Roman liturgy, the Eucharistic assembly is invited to pray to our heavenly Father with filial boldness; the Eastern liturgies develop and use similar expressions: “dare in all confidence,” “make us worthy of….” From the burning bush Moses heard a voice saying to him, “Do not come near; put off your shoes from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground.”26Only Jesus could cross that threshold of the divine holiness, for “when he had made purification for sins,” he brought us into the Father’s presence: “Here am I, and the children God has given me.”27

Our awareness of our status as slaves would make us sink into the ground and our earthly condition would dissolve into dust, if the authority of our Father himself and the Spirit of his Son had not impelled us to this cry . . . ‘Abba, Father!’ . . . When would a mortal dare call God ‘Father,’ if man’s innermost being were not animated by power from on high?”28


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

512. What would be opposed to the social doctrine of the Church?

461. How are parents to educate their children in the Christian faith?

33. What are the symbols of faith?

236. How is the liturgy celebrated?

434. “Teacher, what good must I do to have eternal life?” (Matthew 19:16).

306. Why can venial sins also be the object of sacramental confession?

335. What are the effects of the sacrament of Holy Orders?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

How do the Psalms teach us to be more sensitive to God’s presence (Psalm 139:1-4)?

What does Baruch 6:2-5 teach us about the danger of trusting ourselves instead of trusting God?

What is the importance of prayer and intercession in the Christian life, according to 1 Timothy 2:1-4?

The Call and Commission of Moses: How did God call Moses to lead his people and what does this teach us about the Christian vocation? (Exodus 3-4)

How to experience communion with God?

What are Deuteronomy’s teachings on gratitude to God?

How does the conquest of Canaan in the book of Joshua demonstrate God’s faithfulness?