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Lesson 16

Committing to a Moral Life

At the end of this course, we can reflect on the evidence that religious faith and Jesus鈥 moral teaching are the pathways not only to eternal salvation but also to emotional, relational, and marital health in this life. Growing in our faith, following Jesus鈥 moral teachings, resisting temptations, avoiding sin, and living the virtues, however, are difficult. Each of us is part of a transcendent spiritual struggle between good and evil that ultimately requires divine assistance to prevail 鈥 to resist temptation and change sinful habits.

Lesson Vocabulary

  • Retreat
    A retreat is a special time spent far away from the world with God in prayer.
  • Examen Prayer
    A Jesuit prayer during which we reflect back on our day and meditate on God鈥檚 presence in it. We give thanks, face our shortcomings, and ask God for His grace to grow in holiness.
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