These are not just “vows” that are independent of each other, that we can pick and chose which one best suit are needs.
They are intertwined together as a promise to commit ourselves to put the Gospel into practice in the very concrete details of our everyday life (taken from http://www.osb.org/sva/obl/pdf/OblateFormation.pdf).
God gives us His word in Scripture for knowledge. Jesus gave us his life as an example to live. God give us His gift of salvation through the Sacraments to help us receive His Grace. Prayer opens up our hearts to communicate with God.
At the beginning of this series, I stated what I believe to be God’s goal for humanity: to live eternally as one family in the Kingdom of God. How close are we to reaching this goal – individually and globally?
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