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Religion 7: Grace and the Virtues
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The free gift of God's life in our souls
Surpassing our natural human powers
Why is grace called a gift?
It is something to which we have no right and cannot merit (earn) on our own.
The supernatural gift by which we share in God's life and which makes us children of God and heirs of heaven
When do we initially receive sanctifying grace?
Through the sacrament of Baptism, which cleanses the soul from Original Sin
What sacrament restores sanctifying grace if it is lost through mortal sin?
Supernatural help from God to avoid sin and do good works
An abiding habit to do good
The theological virtue by which we believe God and all he has revealed
The theological virtue by which we trust God and rely on him to provide what is necessary to obey him and merit eternal life
The theological virtue by which we love God above all things for his own sake and our neighbor as ourselves for love of God
Those three virtues (faith, hope, and charity) that come from God and have God as their end
Does faith mean that we understand everything completely?
No, we may believe some things without fully understanding them because God, who has revealed them, is reliable.
What does it mean to say that our faith must be "complete"?
We accept all that God has revealed and do not simply "pick and choose" from among our Lord's teachings.
Is charity a feeling?
No, it is the choice to want what is really good for another person.
A habit of doing good, acquired by repeatedly doing good acts
The "hinge" virtues on which the other moral virtues hang: prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude
The virtue that helps us to judge what is truly good and choose the right means of attaining it
The virtue by which we give each person what is due to him
The virtue by which we hold firm in pursuing the good, despite difficulty or danger
The virtue by which we moderate and direct our passions and desires
Emotions, which can incline us to act or not, and which may be directed by reason and will in order to do good and avoid evil
A habit of doing evil, acquired by repeating bad actions
Pride, avarice, envy, anger, lust, gluttony, and sloth
THIS SET IS OFTEN IN FOLDERS WITH...
Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching
Religion 7: Morality
Religion 8: Cumulative Vocabulary
Religion 8: Virtues and Gifts of the Spirit
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