Catholics/Primary Needs and Religion


Are the primary needs of self esteem and acceptance of greater necessity to an individual than having a religious faith?

Absolutely not.  Our first obligation is to our Creator and His dispositions.  It is only if we accord ourselves with the Faith that He has established that we have any possibility of loving ourselves ("self-esteem," if you will) and being accepted by God.  Whether others accept us is of no necessity.  What is necessary is to please God and do right by Him.  Our life on this earth is short compared to the eternity that we will experience in Heaven or Hell.  


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