See the daily excerpt from the preparatory catechesis for the 2015 World Meeting of Families, “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.”
15. We may dabble in fantasies of self-sufficiency. But we are made in the image of God — and if we want to live as the sons and daughters of God that we truly are, then we must accept God’s summons to love God and neighbor. Just as Jesus revealed the nature of God through his love and sacrifice, so too, we accept our real humanity more deeply as we enter into relationships of love and service with our neighbors and in the worship of God.
In its introduction, the document says its aim is to present “Catholic teaching in a way that is fresh, insightful, and accessible to contemporary Catholics and all people of good will.” The catechesis “offers a narrative beginning with our creation, soberly noting our fall and the challenges we face, but emphasizing God’s plan for our salvation. Love is our mission, and it is by loving God and one another that we will be fully alive.”
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