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relationship with others. As is often said, we relate with God concretely with the people around us. ABSTRACTION Read this story and relate it with faith that God continually works to help individuals grow spiritually. GOD’S GRACE Once there was a famous engineer who died a tragic death. And so his soul went up to heaven. Upon entering the gate, the Angel stopped him saying: “In order to enter here my friend, you need hundred points of good works on earth.” “I constructed dams and bridges for my countrymen for a minimum charge,” replied the engineer. “Very well, that’s one point,” said the Angel. “As a president of the Rotary Club I was responsible for the construction of several school buildings in our district.” “Very well, that’s another point,” said

the Angel. “I was a loving and faithful husband to my wife and a good father to my children.” “Very well that’s another point .” “I donated some of my salaries to charitable institutions.” “Very well , that’s another point. What else?” said the Angel. “Despite my busy schedule,” added the engineer, I gave free consultations to young engineers.” “Very well that’s another point. What else?” asked the Angel. There was a pause. Then when he could no longer think of any other good works, the engineer was saddened for he knows he failed the test. When he is about to leave, the Angel stopped him saying: “Wait a minute, I will bring your case first to my Master.” On coming back, the Angel said: “Welcome to Paradise my friend. My master decided to let

you in.” Lord, is this what we call Grace? Taken from the Shortest Path A Book of Story Meditations DISCUSSION a) Why was it impossible for the engineer to enter God’s Kingdom despite all his good actions? b) What does this show regarding God’s initiative to save man? c) How does knowledge of God’s grace help us grow in our spirituality? APPLICATION 1. Finish this chart a. a. b. c. 2. On the Stones, write what gives you the strength to correct negative attitudes and actions resulting from unhappy experiences. EVALUATION 1. Enumerate the attitudes and actions resulting from failure. _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ 2. How does

spirituality help one correct the negative results of failure? _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ 3. Enumerate actions resulting from perception and experiencing success. _________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ 4. Name ways of helping others experience success. __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ 5. Why is it important to help others feel success? __________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ COMMITMENT I will perform the actions describe for five days. a) Actions to show that grace help me to correct my negative ways. a. __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ b. __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________

__________________________________________________________ c. __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ d. __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ b.) Actions I will do to help others succeed. a. __________________________________________________________