What is the summary of all of the commandments?

Mission Lab

The commandments, summed up, deal specifically with the love of God and the love of neighbor. “And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater …

Why is the love of God called the soul of morality?

Mission Lab

The love of God is called the soul of morality because: (1) God is love, and (2) in God’s plan that love reaches out to men in Jesus Christ, so that men might be united by their love for God and for one another. 1. The love of God is called the soul of morality because God is love. God …

What is man’s greatest responsibility?

Mission Lab

Man’s greatest responsibility in life is to do God’s will by living in His love and to practice the “new commandment” of love of neighbor. Jesus said: “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s …

How does a person obtain holiness?

Mission Lab

A person obtains holiness, whatever his state of life may be, by loving God above all else. God’s life is holy because it is lived with love. The Father and the Son forever give Themselves to each other in one eternal infinite act of love. From this mutual love proceeds the Holy Spirit, their infinite, eternal union; the total sharing …

Why do men and women enter into consecrated vocations?

Mission Lab

Men and women enter into consecrated vocations to show, in a special and necessary way, their love of God by giving themselves in service to mankind. There are many different forms of consecrated life, such as religious brothers and sisters, and apostolic celibates. The consecrated life is a special state to which our Lord God calls some people. Like all …