Day #119: Gaudium Et Spes 32

Today we finish up Chapter 2 of Part I of the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World.

Here the Council drives home the point that we are not individuals in isolation.  God did not come to save a group of scattered individuals but to save “His People.”

And as Chapter 1 concluded with reference to Jesus, so to does Chapter 2.:

“This communitarian character is developed and consummated in the work of Jesus Christ.”

And Jesus, of course, founded a community: the Church.

Here are the Scripture citations:

Ex. 3:7-12

John 15:13

And the footnotes.

13. Cf. Dogmatic Constitution on the Church, Chapter II, n. 9: AAS 57 (1965). pp. 12-13.

14. Cf. Exodus 24:1-8.


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