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4.2 Što bih trebao učiniti sa svojim životom?

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U vremenu kada su preopterećenost i depresija redoslijed dana, ovo je vrlo važno pitanje. Odgovor koji možemo dati zapravo je vrlo jednostavan: naš cilj kao ljudskih bića je biti sretan.

Put do istinske sreće nalazi se samo u Isusu: rekao je za sebe [> 1,29] da je on Put (Iv 14,6). Ako želiš pronaći konačnu sreću, važno je stoga uložiti u svoj odnos s Bogom. Pronaći ćeš tu sreću, jer će ti Bog pomoći da otkriješ što bi trebao/la učiniti [> 4.4] sa svojim životom.

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The Wisdom of the Church

What is the relationship between the beatitudes and our desire for happiness?

The beatitudes respond to the innate desire for happiness that God has placed in the human heart in order to draw us to himself. God alone can satisfy this desire. [CCCC 361]

Why do we yearn for happiness?

God has placed in our hearts such an infinite desire for happiness that nothing can satisfy it but God himself. All earthly fulfillment gives us only a foretaste of eternal happiness. Above and beyond that, we should be drawn to God. [Youcat 281]

What is freedom and what is it for?

Freedom is the God-given power to be able to act of one’s own accord; a person who is free no longer acts under the influence of someone else.

God created us as free men and wills our freedom so that we might decide wholeheartedly in favor of the good, indeed for the greatest “good”—in other words, for God. The more we do what is good, the freer we become. [Youcat 286]

This is what the Church Fathers say

We, having been called through his Will in Christ Jesus are not justified by ourselves, or by our wisdom or understanding or piety or the works we have done in holiness of heart, but through the faith, by which the almighty God has justified all men from the beginning; to whom be glory for all ages. Amen. What, then, shall we do, brothers? Shall we slacken from doing good and abandon charity? May the Lord never allow this to happen to us, but let us be diligent to accomplish every good work (Tit. 3:1) with earnestness and zeal. [St. Clement of Rome, Letter to the Corinthians, Chap. 32:4 (MG 1, 272)]