God calls us to the practice of chastity so that we

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Unformatted text preview: g faith “work[s] through charity.” James 2:26 “Faith apart from works is dead.” Romans 4:3, 16-22 “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” Abraham believed God that he would have a son, even at his old age of 99. (See Genesis 18:1-15) 2. Hope Hebrews 10:23 Romans 4:18 “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who has promised is faithful.” Hoping against hope, [Abraham] believed, and thus became the father of many nations.” Abraham is a model of hope, who was blessed abundantly by the promises of God, fulfilled in Isaac, and who was purified by the test of the sacrifice. |(CCC 1819) (See also Genesis 17:4-8, 22:1-18) Romans 5:5 Hebrews 6:19-20 God keep us in the “hope that does not disappoint.” Hope is the “sure and steadfast anchor of the soul.” Hope is the weapon that protects us in the struggle of salvation. (CCC 1820) 1 Thessalonians 5:8 3. Love John 15:9, 12 1 Corinthians 13:1-4 1 Corinthians 13:13 “Let us …put on the breastplate of faith and charity, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.” “This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have love you.” “If I …have not charity,” says the Apostle, “I am nothing.” “So faith, hope, charity abide, these three. But the greatest of these is charity.” 7. The moral or natural virtues govern our actions to practice the good toward our neighbor. Modesty is a moral virtue that guides how one respects the dignity of other persons. (CCC 1804, 2522, 2337-2345) 8. “Sexuality affects all aspects of the human person in the unity of his body and soul.” God gave us the Sixth Commandment to guide us in our actions and the Ninth Commandment to guide us in our thoughts and desires. We should protect our mind by guarding the five senses to prevent images that could lead to sin. (CCC 2332) 9. God surrounds the use of our sexuality with laws to ensure their rightful use. It is important to use our sexuality according to the will of God, who created and loves our nature. The pleasures and joys of human sexuality are reserved for marriage because, in this Sacrament, the spouses are united before God in a life-long commitment of self-giving love. God provides the spouses with the graces they need to be faithful to this commitment. August 6th, 2009 Transfiguration of our Lord Diocese of La Crosse Page 25 of 38 Grade 8 10. Due to the effects of original sin, we can be tempted to use others as objects for pleasure. Any relations before marriage lowers our perception of our dignity as a person is giving himself/herself to another without any lasting commitment before God. This leads to guilt, depression, misery, spiritual blindness, selfishness, and unwanted pregnancies. 11. The proper integration of sexuality within the person is called chastity, which is a virtue or good habit. The virtue of chastity is about saying “yes” to God. We desire to follow His plan for authentic love and personal dignity by tre...
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