How Can One Properly Honor God and Show Reverence?


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Acts of worship are the chief way of honoring God and manifesting humility, reverence, and devotion toward him. The present question is concerned only with those ways of honoring God and showing him reverence which, while presupposing and deepening faith, need not involve or be based on the central act of worship.
It will be useful to begin by considering the general human responsibility to worship God and the sins related to this responsibility. Then the many appropriate ways in which Catholics express their faith and honor God will be considered. Among these are making vows and taking oaths–practices which, used rightly, presuppose faith and reverently express it, and so manifest the honor in which God’s people hold him.


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