This 1st lesson in the Quinceañera Preparation Program on the importance of living a holy life. This is the foundation for a spiritual life.Preview This Lesson
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Every person is called to love, serve and glorify God above all things. This is what we call the universal call to holiness. Jesus’ words to His disciples in the Mount of Beatitudes, make this calling clear: “You, therefore, must be perfect, as Your heavenly Father is perfect” (Mt. 5:48). We might be tempted to believe that this degree of perfection is impossible to attain, and indeed, we can’t attain holiness through on our own. As we discussed earlier in this lesson, humanity became corrupted after the fall of Adam and Eve. Their disobedience left a stain in the human race: inclination to evil, also known as concupiscence. This should not discourage us from striving for perfection, however, because with God, all things are possible.
This holiness to which we are all called, requires complete surrender to God’s will, and the fulfillment of the greatest two commandments: love of God and neighbor. From this willingness and love come forth all the Christian virtues which all the saints that the Church honor, had in common, such as humility, charity and patience. To live a holy life means putting God first in all that we do, from the time we wake up in the morning, until the moment we go to bed at night. A close relationship with our Lord, achieved through prayer, is essential in the path to holiness.
Certain actions can also help us grow in holiness. Here are some concrete ways in which you, in your present state in life, can grow in holiness:
Living a holy life is very important, especially today, when the world seems to be pushing God away, more and more every day. It is a challenging call and a very high standard to reach, but it is, without a doubt, in the heart of the Gospel message, and thus possible to attain, through God’s grace.
Blessed Louis Tezza said, “God’s invitation to become saints is for all, not just a few. Sanctity therefore must be accessible to al... Please purchase this lesson to continue learning.
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