Quotes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church
1966 - The New Law is the grace of the Holy Spirit given to the faithful through faith in Christ. It works through charity; it uses the Sermon on the Mount to teach us what must be done and makes use of the sacraments to give us the grace to do it:
If anyone should meditate with devotion and perspicacity on the sermon our Lord gave on the mount, as we read in the Gospel of Saint Matthew, he will doubtless find there . . . the perfect way of the Christian life.... This sermon contains ... all the precepts needed to shape one's life.20
1967 - The Law of the Gospel "fulfills," refines, surpasses, and leads the Old Law to its perfection.21 In the Beatitudes, the New Law fulfills the divine promises by elevating and orienting them toward the "kingdom of heaven." It is addressed to those open to accepting this new hope with faith - the poor, the humble, the afflicted, the pure of heart, those persecuted on account of Christ and so marks out the surprising ways of the Kingdom.
Lesson 7 - The Sermon on the Mount
Praise the Lord brothers and sisters and welcome to Lesson 7 - The Sermon on the mount. This teaching is so important to understand for the life of any Christian. In fact, our Church teaches that the Sermon on the Mount is the Magna Charta of the Kingdom of God. Please read the additional Catechism quotes on the left of this page and enjoy this next lesson.
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A quote from the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Answer the following questions for yourself:
Jesus came to do the will of the Father. What is the Father's will?
Jesus said that the kingdom of God was here. What are the demands of the kingdom?
If you can answer these questions, you are ready to go onto the next lesson.