Would you like to know God better; to enter into a deeper relationship with Him? Then seek Knowledge, a virtue given to you at your Confirmation by the Holy Spirit.
How Does One Seek Knowledge of God?
The best place to seek knowledge of God is in Sacred Scripture. God reveals Himself to us in the pages of the Bible. In the 47 books of the Bible, God tells us what He likes and what offends Him. In these pages, we learn what is good and what is evil – we learn the moral code of ethics. God tells us what pleases Him most – love for God and neighbor (Matt 22:37-39). He instructs us on how to behave toward others via the Ten Commandments (Deut 5:6-21) and via the Beatitudes (Matt 5:3-12). You can begin reading the Bible online for free, by clicking here.
There is so much knowledge to gain by reading Scripture. Yet, another way to seek knowledge of God is through Sacred Tradition; “the very life of the Church. Through Tradition, the Church, in her doctrine, life and worship, transmits to every generation what she believes The writings of the early Church Fathers give ‘witness to the life-giving presence of this Tradition, showing how its riches are poured out in the practice and life of the Church, in her belief and prayer.’” 1 We have the writings of Catholic Tradition all in one place on the Vatican’s website. You can find information on any topic you wish, by clicking here, and then use the search bar to type in the topic of interest.
As you read, and search, know that the Holy Spirit is with you every step of the way, ready to guide you, so that you can be “in the know!”
1 Armenio, Peter V. Our Moral Life in Christ, College Ed. Woodridge: Midwest Theological Forum. 2009. Print. p. 55.
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