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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Catechism Lessons - 5

A Catholic priest carries the Eucharist into the home of a dying child while siblings kneel at the roadside. Quebec, Canada, 1942.

Why did God make you?

God made me to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him for ever in the next.

To know God: By means of Catechism, instructions, sermons, and spiritual books.
To love God: By keeping His commandments, and obeying the Church and our superiors. 
John 15:10; Wisdom 6:19. 
To serve God: By avoiding sin, attending Church, receiving the sacraments, praying, and doing works of mercy. 

How will God reward those who know, love, and serve Him?
God will reward those who know, love, and serve Him, by making them happy on earth and in heaven.

Can we ever be perfectly happy on earth?
We can never be perfectly happy on earth, but our greatest happiness will come through loving ad serving God.

"Seek ye therefore first the Kingdom of God and His justice and all these things shall be added unto you." Matt. 6:33.

Advanced Catechism of Catholic Faith and Practice, 1922

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