Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Day 103 with the Baltimore Catechism

Should we be satisfied merely to keep the commandments God? We should not be satisfied merely to keep the commandments of God, but should always be ready to do good deeds, even when they are not commanded.

If thou wilt be perfect, go, sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me. (Matthew 19:21)

What does Our Savior especially recommend that is not strictly commanded by the law of God? Our Savior especially recommends the observance of the Evangelical Counsels – voluntary poverty, perpetual chastity, and perfect obedience.

You therefore are to be perfect, even as your heavenly Father is perfect. (Matthew 5:48)

Further reading: CCC 914-916

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