Paragraph 2784

2784. The free gift of adoption requires on our part continual conversion and new life. Praying to our Father should develop in us two fundamental dispositions:
First, the desire to become like him: though created in his image, we are restored to his likeness by grace; and we must respond to this grace.

We must remember . . . and know that when we call God “our Father” we ought to behave as sons of God.38
You cannot call the God of all kindness your Father if you preserve a cruel and inhuman heart; for in this case you no longer have in you the marks of the heavenly Father’s kindness.39
We must contemplate the beauty of the Father without ceasing and adorn our own souls accordingly.40

Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

372. What is the moral conscience?

205. What happens to our body and our soul after death?

533. What is the greatest human desire?

462. Are family bonds an absolute good?

127. What are the signs that bear witness to the Resurrection of Jesus?

378. What are the human virtues?

466. Why must human life be respected?

Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What is the meaning of Jude 1:4, which speaks of the condemnation of those who pervert the grace of God?

What is the relationship between truth and joy mentioned in 2 John 1:4?

What does it mean to submit to God’s discipline, according to Hebrews 12:5-11?

The story of Daniel in the lions’ den (Daniel 6)

What does James 5:7-11 teach us about patience in times of suffering?

How important is wisdom in mate selection and marriage according to Proverbs 18:22?

What does Malachi 4:1 say about the punishment of the wicked?