In this 2nd Grade lesson, we learn about the Sacrament of Confession.
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The seven Sacraments are the way God gives us Grace. Through the Sacraments we receive Grace to help us on our journey to Heaven.
Sin destroys the grace that God gives us. Serious sin (mortal sin) separates us from God. We should try hard to not sin because sin offends God.
WHAT IS SIN?
The Catechism tells us that sin is something that offends God. Sin happens when we fail to love God or love our neighbor. Remember Jesus gave us the Golden Rule: Love God with all of our hearts, all of our souls, and all of our strength and love our neighbor as ourselves. When we don’t do either of those, we sin.
When we commit a sin, we are saying that we love ourselves more than Him. Sin is doing what we want to do even though we know it’s wrong.
We know that some actions are good and some actions are bad. God gave us a conscience that helps us discern the difference between right and wrong actions. When we go against what our properly formed Catholic conscience tell us, we are sinning.
Sin separates us from God. We don’t want that!
God gave us the Ten Commandments to help us know more about right and wrong. We use the Commandments as a guide for helping us avoid sin and do God’s Will. We can examine our behaviors and actions by reflecting on the Ten Commandments and recognizing where we break them in our own lives.
The Ten Commandments are:
1. Do Not Have False Gods
2. Do Not Take God's Name in Vain
3. Keep Holy the Lord's Day
4. Honor your Father and Mother
5. Do Not Kill
6. Do Not Commit Adultery (Keep your body holy.)
7. Do Not Steal
8. Do Not Lie (Bear False Witness)
9. Do Not Covet Your Neighbor’s Wife
10. Do Not Covet Your Neighbor’s Goods
The first three Commandments teach us to love God.
They tell us to put God first in our lives, to make time to worship Him every week on Sunday, and to never use His name in a bad way.
The last seven Commandments teach us to love each other. They give us directions on how to treat the people who are in our lives. These last Commandments help us to see that every person is a child of God and we need to treat them with kindness and respect and love.
We are all born with the stain of Original Sin on our souls. We are baptized to have the stain of that sin removed and so that we can become children of God. Original sin comes from Adam and Eve. Because of Original Sin we all now have an inclination or tendency to sin. This is why we need the Sacrament of Confession. We need a way to ... Please purchase this lesson to continue learning.
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