Thought of the Day July 22, 2021 God's grace in us

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The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches the following: "The Most Holy Trinity gives the baptized sanctifying grace, the grace of justification:

- enabling them to believe in God, to hope in him, and to love him through the theological virtues;
- giving them the power to live and act under the prompting of the Holy Spirit through the gifts of the Holy Spirit;
- allowing them to grow in goodness through the moral virtues.

Thus the whole organism of the Christian's supernatural life has its roots in Baptism." #1266 

Here is a mystery! Through a sharing of God's life--sanctifying grace--we begin our personal spiritual journey with and to God. Are we conscious of the reality of God's life in us through grace at this moment of our journey? How can we respond to such a tremendous, unmerited gift? First, with gratitude to God for his love. Second, choosing to remain in union with him, by avoiding any sin which alienates us from God. Third, by being attentive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit to deepen and renew our faith in the One True God, to grow in trust, keeping our eyes on our eternal inheritance and to respond in love in all we do. Though we will fall short many times because of our human weaknesses, God's persistent love will call us back to him and the path to him. The road of holiness will provide many opportunities for us to be perfected. What God began in us in Baptism, God will complete if we but yield to his process.

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