Join the Lawn Chair Catechism discussion at CatholicMom.com every Wednesday this summer. We’re reading A Well-Built Faith by Joe Paprocki, but you can participate even if you haven’t read the book. Check out the free Leader’s Guide, which covers the main points of the book.
These sentences from Chapter 5 really struck me:
Salvation in Jesus is not a guarantee–it is a gift. The only way to embrace salvation is to embrace the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus. This means that we constantly strive to die to sin and live as a new creation, performing good works in response to this great gift. (p. 36)
Salvation is not only a gift. It is a gift that came at a great price: the Passion and Death of Jesus. We can honor the gift of our salvation by trusting God, by praying, by performing works of mercy even when they cost us greatly. Especially when they cost us greatly.
What’s your take on this week’s chapter?