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Transfiguration of our Lord Diocese of La Crosse Page 26 of 38 Grade 8
Example: The virtue of justice is exercised when young people respect other people’s property
and tell the truth.
4. The virtue of temperance is exercised when young people practice self-control and do not eat or
drink too much. Fasting as a form of penance, i.e. giving up desert altogether, further develops
the virtue of temperance, which leads to proper self-control and self-mastery. This self-control
assists a person to practice chastity, self-control of sexual desires that begin developing in the
teen years. “Temperance helps us to treat others with respect and is the foundation of a pure
heart.” (CCC 1809) 5. The foundation of the Christian life is the Theological Virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity.
God infused the Theological Virtues, which are supernatural, into the soul at Baptism. Faith is
our belief in God. Hope is trusting in God’s promises. Charity is loving others as God loves us.
“The Theological Virtues dispose Christians to live in a relationship with the Holy Trinity.”
(CCC 1842-1844, 1812-1829) 6. We can grow in the Theological Virtues through prayer, by making right choices and by
perseverance. We can also lose the Gifts of Faith, Hope and Charity through voluntary doubt,
making bad choices, voluntary despair and lukewarmness etc. (CCC 1810-1811, 2087-2094) 7. There are two kinds of sin: venial sins and mortal sins. Venial sins are little sins but they wound
our friendship with Jesus. Most sins are venial sins. Mortal sins are very serious. They destroy
our relationship with Jesus by saying no to Him. We lose the life of God, sanctifying grace
within our soul, if we commit a mortal sin. We cannot go to Heaven if there is a mortal sin on
our soul. (CCC 1855, 1857-1860)
Examples of mortally sinful actions: Serious offenses against God include blasphemy, saying
hateful things against God, and failing to attend Sunday Mass due to your own fault. Serious
offenses against neighbor include stealing something significant and lying that causes harm.. A
sin of omission can be failing to set aside time for daily prayer to develop a friendship with Jesus. 8. For a sin to be mortal, three conditions must be present: serious matter, full knowledge of the
evil act, and full consent of the will. (CCC 1857-1859, 1861) 9. Venial sin wounds our relationship with God by breaking a commandment in a less serious
matter. However, all sin is serious because sin offends God. (CCC 1862-1863)
Examples of less sinful actions: Less sinful actions against neighbor include being unkind to
someone, not obeying parents immediately, being lazy with homework 10. God has given us everything. We need to show our gratitude to God by respecting and taking
care of all His gifts. This is what we call stewardship. (CCC 2402, 2408)
11. Farming is the stewardship of the land, plants and animals for the glory of God and the...
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