Chapter 2: Human Dignity


Faith Concepts:


• God created each of us in his image with a body and a soul.
• We are created out of love for eternal happiness with God.
• Happiness on Earth is found in our call to holiness.

Sacred Scripture


Jeremial 1:5 (Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,);
Luke 6:20-26 (The Beatitudes);
Luke 6:27-36 (Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.)
Matthew 5:3-10 (The Beatitudes);
Matthew 22:37-40 (The Greatest Commandment);
John 13:34 (The Law of Love)

Disciple Power & Vocabulary

Disciple Power: solidarity
Faith Vocabulary: actual grace, free will, holiness, intellect, sanctifying grace, soul

Holy People:

Jean Vanier, Saint Thérèse Martin

Catholics Believe & Prayer

Catholics Believe: The laity
Prayer: Matthew 5:3-12 (The Beatitudes)

Catechism

Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC):
1700The dignity of the human person is rooted in his creation in the image and likeness of God…(must read the rest),
1701-1709The divine image is present in every man
1716-1724 – The importance of the Beatitudes,
1999-2000The grace of Christ is the gratuitous gift that God makes to us of his own life,
2012-2016All are called to holiness: “Be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”

U.S. Catholic Catechism for Adults (USCCA): pp. 307-311