Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Youcat commented through CCC – Question n. 202.

YOUCAT Question n. 202 - Why should Christians choose the names of saints at Baptism?

(Youcat answer) There are no better examples than the saints and no better helpers. If my namesake is a saint, I have a friend with God.

A deepening through CCC

(CCC 2157) The Christian begins his day, his prayers, and his activities with the Sign of the Cross: "in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen." The baptized person dedicates the day to the glory of God and calls on the Savior's grace which lets him act in the Spirit as a child of the Father. The sign of the cross strengthens us in temptations and difficulties.  

Reflecting and meditating 

(CCC Comment)

(CCC 2159) The name one receives is a name for eternity. In the kingdom, the mysterious and unique character of each person marked with God's name will shine forth in splendor. "To him who conquers… I will give a white stone, with a new name written on the stone which no one knows except him who receives it" (Rev 2:17). "Then I looked, and Lo, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him a hundred and forty-four thousand who had his name and his Father's name written on their foreheads" (Rev 14:1). 

(The next question is:  What is Confirmation?)

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