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

Assignments:

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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Angela. Londonderry, NH. USA
Posted 167 days ago
Angela. Londonderry, NH. USA
Posted 167 days ago
Bill-Thousand Oaks, CA, USA
Posted 231 days ago
Well, my favorite attributes can be found in MT 5, the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount which we call the Beatitudes. I have known them since grammar school when we had to memorize the eight or face the dreaded steel ruler of the SSJ's. Alas, too that, but as a youngster I had no clue what they meant. Now I think I know a bit: we are to be "perfect as My Father is perfect." Here lies the secret to happiness. Be humble, be merciful, mourn for the bleeding around us, be peacemakers, hunger and thirst for justice. These are the keys to happiness, the steeping stones to Christ.

I am learning fortitude and patience and the knowledge that I need to eliminate the rage and unhealthy spirit that pervades deep within me. I believe the self-work in this class will help me to stay in the light of Christ. Thank you for all this.
Lydia. Nairobi. Kenya
Posted 234 days ago
1John4:7-8God is love (I have no time to reflect on this). Psalm 34:8 God is good(it passes without my notice) Exodus34:6God is compassionate and gracious(He has never abandoned me). 2 Tim 2:13 God is faithful (iam opposite in living.
Rev. 4:8 God Holy (iam full of imperfections) Duet. 32:4 God is just and faithful (Has never withdrawn his love from me)
Patricia, Wayne, NJ, USA
Posted 367 days ago
I learned from reading Pope Benedict's letter that our definition of love "must begin in contemplation of the pierced side of Christ. In this contemplation the Christian discovers the path along which his/her life must move. Love is never finished and complete, throughout life it changes and matures." Beautiful.
Patricia, Wayne, NJ, USA
Posted 367 days ago
God is faithful (Deuteronomy 7:9)
God is Good (Psalm 34:8)
God is Love (1 John 4:7)
God is Holy (Revelation 4:8)
God is Merciful (Romans 9:15)
God is full of Wisdom (Psalm 147:5)
God is Glorious and Beautiful (Habakkuk 3:4)
mary houston texas
Posted 423 days ago
1.) He is before all things and with Him all things HOLD together
Colossians 1;17
God self existent and has always existed.
God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to tell the Israelites "I AM has sent you ." Exodus 3;14
2.) Lord help me to love you with all my heart, soul, mind and strength, above all that has or will ever exist.
Jean, Blairstown Iowa Benton
Posted 480 days ago
The deep peace I feel at times is due to a connection with the Holy Trinity, I have the spirit near me and influencing my thinking to become a better person even here in my life on earth.
Somewhere in this lesson was the idea of "heroic attempts" or something like that. I am very guilty of those kinds of anxieties and can get worked up emotionally. I need to put more trust in God.
Jean, Blairstown Iowa Benton
Posted 480 days ago
6:
CCC Search Result - Paragraph # 257 (758 bytes ) preview document matches
"O blessed light, O Trinity and first Unity!" God is eternal blessedness, undying life, unfading light. God is love: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God freely wills to communicate ...
URL: http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/para/257.h tm
Jean, Blairstown Iowa Benton
Posted 480 days ago
6:
CCC Search Result - Paragraph # 257 (758 bytes ) preview document matches
"O blessed light, O Trinity and first Unity!" God is eternal blessedness, undying life, unfading light. God is love: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God freely wills to communicate ...
URL: http://www.scborromeo.org/ccc/para/257.h tm
 

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