"Seeking Union with God" Online Spiritual Formation Program
Lesson #1: Discovering Our Ultimate Purpose
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Lesson #2: Our Ultimate Decision
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Lesson #3: An Introduction to Prayer
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Lesson #4: Meditation
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Lesson #5: Problems and Progress in Prayer
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Lesson #6: Growing in Holiness and Virtue
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Lesson #7: Renewing Our Mind
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Lesson #8: Your Own Spiritual Rule of Life
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Lesson #9: Stages of the Spiritual Life
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Lesson #10: The Mass and Sacraments
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Lesson #11: Loving God and Neighbor
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Lesson #12: Discernment
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End of Course

Class Assignment and Feedback for
Lesson #1:
Our Ultimate Purpose and Happiness


Let’s take take some time to ponder a little about what God has revealed to us about Himself and why would we want union with God.

#1. Look up some attributes of God in the Bible (some online Catholic versions with search functions are: New American Bible, New Jerusalem Bible and the Douay-Rheims) and the Catechism of the Catholic Church (see bottom of page search function) using the search functions at these links.

I'd suggest looking up the words like "Yahweh", "God", "Jesus", "Lord", "mercy", "truth" and "love". Here are some examples:
God is Love. (I John 4:8)
God is Truth. (2 Samuel 7:28)
God is Merciful and Gracious and Forgiving. (Ex 33:18-19, Ex 34:5-6; cf. 34:9.)

Take about 15 minutes to think and pray about it. Write down some of the characteristics or attributes of God that are most attractive to you in the box below that you'd like to share with others in the class.

#2. Describe something you've learned or was reaffirmed for you as a result of working through this lesson that you'd like to share with others in the class.

Please enter your lesson feedback below from #1 and #2 above.

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Norma Bethel Park pa usa
Posted 8 days ago
Love Mercy and Forgiveness.....
God created us to be with him and is merciful To be among us.
1 John 4: It speaks about God is Love and loved us first it is thought that. that we know how to love and love him.
When I was a young girl in catholic school I could not understand why anyone would not love God. I seen things black and white. God means peace and Joy, eternal happiness and not meant sadness, misery eternal despair. I would then worry that I was only loving God because of the good things like a fair weather friend. Later as I got older and would reflect on this chapter it occurred to me that because he loved us first we then where to love him
Marcia, Massachusetts, USA
Posted 71 days ago
God is eternal and unchangeable. This is important to me because I have sought happiness and security in too many worldly relationships and things. There were few gains and even those did not endure. Only God endures as He is eternal. God is forever. (Heb 13:8)
Vacilio, Bella Vista, Arkansas
Posted 77 days ago
I have been following God for 40 something yrs., and in Exodus 34:5-6 I have started knowing who he really is he is merciful, loving, forgiving and loving God, slow to angerand rich in kindness and fidelity I have a gracious God. I can't put myself 1st I can't do everything myself without God before me this first lesson has let me see alot and its just the beginning.
Lauren, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted 82 days ago
God is immutable. I run into problems when I expect lasting fulfillment from anything or anyone but God. God, in his wisdom has reasons for allowing us to experience what we experience and everything we go through can bring us closer to God.
Jack - Brick, NJ
Posted 94 days ago
Rebecca, Pennsylvania
Posted 100 days ago
But God, who is rich in mercy, out of the great love with which he loved us
-Ephesians 2:4
Knowing that God is a God of mercy consoles my conscience.
Joanie, Kansas City, MO, USA
Posted 123 days ago
God is merciful. His love for me personally is unconditional and constant. he desires a personal relationship with me if only I will invite him to me. God is forgiving if I ask for his forgiveness. ,
Desy, New Jersey
Posted 124 days ago
To know that God loves me more than anyone in this world is so wonderful. I have to get to know my Heavenly Father who loves me more than my mom, dad, husband and children. I feel peace when I spend time with God. It's like the world stops existing and it's just me and your Majesty!
Ruth, Baguio, Philippines
Posted 147 days ago
God tremendous freedom is an archetype of Godly life. A freedom to choose between good and evil is a total trust of a loving God who hopes to get a glimpse of the goodness of His children.
Ruth, Baguio, Philippines
Posted 147 days ago
Reflecting on this great love of God for humanity, I have come to have different attributes to God. At this point in my life, He is Almighty, powerful as I see the way He keeps coming on my way towards wholeness. Sometimes I live obvious events that will surely cause trouble in my life but how he comes in to save my life, to assure me is incredible


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