Catechism of the Catholic Church Section 3 – 16 Merit (2006-2029) by Fr Guy de Gaynesford

CCC Artwork for podcast Section 32006-2029.  Beginning with a useful revision of the aspect of the quality of grace outlined in paragraph 2005 of the Catechism, Fr Guy continues by exploring the doctrinal concept of merit. The Catechism states that the merit of man before God in the Christian life arises from the fact that God has freely chosen to associate man with the work of his grace.  Thus the fatherly action of God is first on his own initiative but then follows the possibility of our free acting through his collaboration with the will of God and in this lies merit.  With his characteristic clarity and precision, Fr Guy explains this key aspect of the Catholic faith to make the basic principles simple to grasp. Essential listening for those who wish to enter more fully into this beautiful and inspiring doctrine and truly a spur to attempting to live a holier life.

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