356 Of all visible creatures only man is “able to know and love his creator”.219 He is “the only creature on earth that God has willed for its own sake”,220 and he alone is called to share, by knowledge and love, in God’s own life. It was for this end that he was created, and this is the fundamental reason for his dignity:
What made you establish man in so great a dignity? Certainly the incalculable love by which you have looked on your creature in yourself! You are taken with love for her; for by love indeed you created her, by love you have given her a being capable of tasting your eternal Good.221
I think I’ve associated myself with the Protestant understanding of God. Most of my in real life friends are Protestant. I believed their teaching without learning my own.
Here’s life’s biggest question.
Why do we make mistakes?
Because we are not perfectly united to the Holy Spirit.
How forgiving is God for our mistakes?
Perfectly, if we repent.
I cannot seem to ignore anyone let alone myself honestly.
I don’t know what that means.
I keep thinking I should know better or how 8 wish I acted differently.
Why does God give us all the same strengths?
Why do we have weaknesses in character, personality, etc.?
I don’t know. God even made the Angels different from one another.
There are certain poor habits I struggle to overcome.
If we all have free will or the willpower to make the right choices, then why is it difficult?
That is the old yoke that we haven’t discarded completely. The more closely we are united to God, the easier they are to overcome.