Malta Minute with the Catechism: Hope

  • Program #: 192
  • Description: What constitutes Hope? The Catholic Catechism tells us when God fully reveals Himself and calls man, man cannot respond on his own. He must hope that God will give him the capacity to love and respond and act in conformity with the commandment of charity. Hope confidently expects divine blessing and the beatific vision of God, while fearing to offend Him and incur punishment. Despair is a sin against hope because when a man despairs, he ceases to hope for his eternal salvation, which denies God's goodness, justice and mercy. The sin of presumption, on the other hand, assumes God will give you forgiveness without conversion and glory without merit or presumes that man can win his salvation with no supernatural assistance. This is Peggy Stanton and this has been the Order of Malta's Minute with the Catechism.

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