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Unformatted text preview: t: You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods. Jesus said, “You are My friends if you do what I command you.” “We ought always to pray and not lose heart.” “Prayer is an indispensable condition for being able to obey God’s commandments.” (CCC 2098) 7. When they sinned through disobedience, Adam and Eve lost God’s life in their soul, which we call sanctifying grace. This sin is called the Original Sin. We all inherit original sin from Adam and Eve. Due to the effects of original sin, we are inclined and tempted to sin. (CCC 417-418) 8. We commit personal sin when: 1) we know something is wrong 2) we have the freedom to choose 3) we do the wrong thing anyway. We can be tempted to sin through our own selfish desires, the Devil, what we see and hear from other people, the TV, the radio, and the Internet. We want to take these temptations to Jesus in our regular prayer times. When we are tempted, we can pray and Jesus will help us to overcome the temptation. (CCC 2846-2849) 9. As children of God, we are invited to share in God’s love and life by treating people the way God wants us to by living according to the Ten Commandments. Like Adam and Eve, we are tempted, which means having thoughts or being urged or pushed to do the wrong thing. However, we do not sin if we refuse to do the wrong thing. 10. Grace helps us to do what is good and right by being generous and looking for opportunities to help our parents, families and others. Thinking about what is right and good before acting on feelings will help us to make good decisions. This should include such actions as being fair with others and sharing what we have been given by God, most especially with the poor This is called Stewardship. (CCC 1889) 11. Grace makes it possible to live with God someday in Heaven. God made all of us out of love and wants us to know Him, to love Him and to serve Him; He wants us to be His children. We receive sanctifying grace in the Sacraments, which helps us to love God and our neighbor and to live a good, moral life. (CCC 1811) 12. Grace helps us to avoid what is wrong, for example, lying, stealing, cheating or being unkind to siblings. Grace helps us to live by the Ten Commandments. Grace will also help us to develop the virtue of modesty, which guides our choice of how to dress properly. (CCC 2082) 13. God gave us the power to choose to love Him and other people. We can choose, no one can make our choice for us. In choosing to do something bad on purpose, we commit a sin. We do not love God when we sin. Each sin takes grace away from our soul. (CCC 1264, 1426, 1428, 2848-2849, 2340) 14. There are two kinds of sin: venial sin and mortal sin. Venial sins are less serious sins but they wound God’s love. Most sins are venial sins. Mortal sins are very big, very bad sins. We lose the life of God within our soul, which we call sanctifying grace, if we commit a mortal sin. We cannot go to Heaven if there is an unrepented mortal sin on our soul. (CCC 1855,...
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