1691 “Christian, recognize your dignity and, know that you share in God’s own nature, do not return to your former base condition by sinning. Remember who is your head and of whose body you are a member. Never forget that you have been rescued from the power of darkness and brought into the light of the Kingdom of God.” (CCC)

1699 Life in the Holy Spirit fulfills the vocation of man. This life is made up of divine charity and human solidarity. It is graciously offered as salvation. (CCC)

1700 The dignity of the human person is rooted in his creation in the image and likeness of God; it is fulfilled in his vocation to divine beatitude. It is essential to a human being freely to direct himself to this fulfillment. By his deliberate actions, the human person does, or does not, conform to the good promised by God and attested by moral conscience. Human beings make their own contribution to their interior growth; they make their whole sentient and spiritual lives into means of this growth. With the help of grace they grow in virtue, avoid sin, and if they sin they entrust themselves as did the prodigal son to the mercy of our Father in heaven. In this way they attain to the perfection of charity. (CCC)

1704 The human person participates in the light and power of the divine Spirit. By his reason, he is capable of understanding the order of things established by the Creator. By free will, he is capable of directing himself toward his true good. He finds his perfection “in seeking and loving what is true and good.” (CCC)

1705 By virtue of his soul and his spiritual powers of intellect and will, man is endowed with freedom, an “outstanding manifestation of the divine image.” (CCC)

1706 By his reason, man recognizes the voice of God which urges him “to do what is good and avoid what is evil.” Everyone is obliged to follow this law, which makes itself heard in conscience and is fulfilled in the love of God and of neighbour. Living a moral life bears witness to the dignity of the person. (CCC)

1709 He who believes in Christ becomes a son of God. This filial adoption transforms him by giving him the ability to follow the example of Christ. It makes him capable of acting rightly and doing good. In union with his Saviour, the disciple attains the perfection of charity which is holiness. Having matured in grace, the moral life blossoms into eternal life in the glory of heaven. (CCC)

Catechism of the Catholic Church; Part Three: Life in Christ

Section One: Man’s Vocation Life in the Spirit

The Dignity of the Human Person

bullet The image of God; our vocation to beatitude; freedom; morality of acts; morality of passions; moral conscience; virtues; sin

The Human Condition

bullet The person and society; the common good; responsibility and participation; social justice; respect for the human person; equality and differences; solidarity

God’s Salvation: Law and Grace

bullet The moral law; grace and justification; moral life and the teaching of the Church; missionary witness

Section Two: The Ten Commandments

You Shall Love the Lord Your God With All Your Heart, and With All Your Soul, and With All Your Mind
1. Worship the Lord your God alone;
2. the name of the Lord is holy;
3. The Sabbath Day

You Shall Love Your Neighbour as Yourself
4. The family;
5. respect for human life;
6. male and female He created them… the vocation to chastity;
7. respect for persons and their goods;
8. living in the truth;
9. purification of the heart;
10. the desires of the Spirit

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