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What is the starting point for Catholic morality?


What is the guiding principle of Catholic morality?


What is a central theme in the mission of Jesus?

the kingdom of God

the mystery of the wonderful union of the divine and human natures in Jesus


a part of the Gospel according to Matthew in which Jesus preaches important moral teachings, including the Beatitudes

Sermon on the Mount

How can we get a clearer picture of God?

look at Jesus

What does the name Jesus mean?

God saves

What does it mean to say that Jesus does "morality on the run?"

He shows morality as he encounters new problems

What does it mean to say that the moral character of Jesus serves as the basis for Christian morality?

we find the answers to our moral questions through Jesus

Which word describes the guiding principle of Christian morality?


What are the guiding principles for a Christian moral life?

all love comes from God, love is a response to God's love, love others as we love ourselves, love of others and love of God are inseparable

Where is Christ to be found?

in ourselves

the teachings of Jesu sin the Sermon on the Mount on the meaning of and way to true happiness


people who take the Beatitudes' message to heart and attempt to live it

Beatitude saints

How are the Beatitudes similar to the Ten Commandments?

both describe what it means to be God's people

How are the Beatitudes and the Ten Commandments different?

Beatitudes are not laws like the Ten Commandments, but show us how to live our lives

What do the Beatitudes challenge us to do?

think conscientiously about our attitude toward others

What are the 2 dimensions of God's reign?

worldly and otherworldly

God's reign or rule proclaimed by and present in Jesus in which people serve one another, share their goods, and refuse to retaliate with violence

kingdom of God

What are 2 images Jesus uses to help us appreciate the kingdom of God?

a pearl found in a field, yeast that helps bread rise

the activity Jesus performed prior to the Last Supper that becomes the model for all Christian service

foot washing

teachings such as the Judgment that overturn commonly held values and principles

"hard sayings" of Jesus

What action by Jesus modeled his command to serve others?

washed feet

What is an example of hard teachings of Jesus?

turning the other cheek

attitude of strict observance of laws, regardless of circumstances and possible harm to people involved


an attitude of doing only the least that is required by law in our moral life


pushing ourselves to do more than the minimum in our moral life

moral muscle

What is most striking about Gospel stores related to Jesus and the Law?

Jesus deals with legal matters and unlawful things in the Gospel

What does Jesus focus on in his teachings?

a change of heart

What does Jesus invite us to do instead of concentrating on the minimal requirements of the law?

to exercise our moral muscle

How can we achieve the perfection to which Jesus challenges us?

be the person we were intended to be

What is the relationship between the sacraments and Christian identity?

Christian identity is how to be the people we were meant to be, and sacraments strengthen us to be who we were meant to be

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