Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Examination of Conscience

NOTE - Graces are given freely by God in the Sacraments of Confession and the Eucharist in order to (1) keep us filled with joy and (2) to give us the ability to grow in love and avoid our personal temptations, which, despite temporary happiness, hurt ourselves and hurt others. God knows, of course, that we are unable to completely help ourselves without His grace, and thus, we have the free will to take advantage of the physical means He has established (the Sacraments), or reject them.