Moral Standards/Magisterium and Morality (The Norm of Christian Living…
Moral Standards/Magisterium and Morality
The Norm of Christian Living
"As I have loved you, so you should also love one another" (Jn 13:34)
Take on an attitude of Christ.
Through faith and sacrament our inner transformation to Christ becomes real in our lives.
God's personal self-gift to us.
The Law of Grace
As a gift from the
, it is primarily creative and unifying; it constitutes relationships
teaches what Jesus taught and causes it to enter into our hearts.
Christ's paschal mystery finds its completion in the gift of the Holy Spirit.
The git of the Spirit accentuates the teaching function of grace, in that the Holy Spirit teaches what Jesus taught, and causes it to enter our hearts.
The human person's
relationship with God
points expressly to dialogue at
a new and higher level between human beings.
Created in the divine image of God, all human beings have the capacity for sharing in God's divine plan; and for allowing it to find expression in our own unique and individual personhood.
Stresses the finality of the free subject with its interpersonal relationships and personal ends.
In the case of parenthood, in harmonizing married love with the responsible transmission of life, the objective criteria must be used to respect the total meaning of
and human procreation in the context of
Natural Law as
God writing his law in the human heart
However, the will of God always transcends any idea we have.
Human beings have been given the capacity for self-reflection, and can therefore discern how they ought to act in different situations.
Natural law is simply the way human reason, unaided by revelation, comes to know God's plan.
"law of Christ"
is the full revelation of the divine plan.
Values meditate and give expression to the different qualities and aspects from our faith relationship, deep in our hearts at the level of consciousness with the Triune God.
Our Faith relationship is both eternal and temporal; the values expressive of the covenant of love are also eternal and temporal.
Values are constitutive of relational existence; thus , the person is the basic value, as being both the center and bearer of values.
Norms give verbal expression to the relational nature of the created order, as well as human nature.
All laws, norms, and commandments derive their significance and power as they are a specification to the on Eternal Law of God. They are meant to teach us how to correctly respond to the workings of divine grace in us; and point to the divine plan in all of creation .
The Inner Dynamic Principle
Christ become our supreme "law"
Through the sacramental liturgy of the Church we celebrate and effect our mystical identity with Christ.