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Theology Chapter 1 - The Gift of Being Human
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Message of this chapter
Act like a human
Starting point is to be...
...work against us
Pressures from many sources
Remember to Act Human with 8 Things (Canfield's Tips)
Everyone doesn't have to like us, it's okay to make mistakes, other people are ok - so are you, you don't have to control everything, we are responsible for how we feel and what we do, it's important to try, we are capable of change and so are other, and we can be flexible
God did not have to create us -
But he did
God keeps us -
We are not God -
We have a place as his Creation
Humans are the only creatures -
God willed for their own sake
We are created -
To return God's love and to serve him
We are not something's -
Men women are made
To complement each other, have equal dignity, and are sexual beings with both body and spirit
Humans are created -
With a fundamental goodness
Proven by God -
Sending his son to redeem us
Being worthy of esteem or respect, cornerstone of morality, and is inherent
Our spiritual nature
-Intellect, free will, ability to love, ability to be responsible, and capacity to grow
Ability to think
Ability to decide
Ability to love
Be like God
Ability to be responsible
To be accountable
Capacity to grow
Learn from our mistakes
Has a purpose - to do the right thing
Doing what we want, when we want without respond to consequences
Teaching that holds that higher unit of society should not do what a lower unit can do as well
Order on Earth
World, country, state, city/county, neighborhood, family, me
Because human beings are social beings by nature, the church emphasizes the following truths about people and society:
The human person should be the subject and object of society, people have the right and duty to participate in society, society needs authority; authority should be devoted to common good and use model ways to exercise power, larger societies should support participation of lower level communities without taking over their functions, and societies should encourage individuals to work for the common good
Sum total of social conditions that allow for individuals to reach their full potential
The common good requires that individuals and societies:
Respect the inalienable rights of everyone, promote social well being and development, and authority must promote peace and security
Living in community means
We have to respect each other
We should use our gifts and talents
To help each other
We are in
Solidarity with each other
The Christian virtue of social charity and friendship that allows us to identify with others
Social Nature of Humans
Being made in the image of God means we are social beings
Part of our social nature is
To live in society
A group of people bound by a principle of unity that goes beyond each individual
God is a
Community - Trinity
Humans are Wounded by Sin, all humans have consequences of
We fall victim to
Weakness, temptation, opportunity
The good news
God sent his son to save us
Suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ
Six Steps to Living a Moral Life
Be who you are, respect everyone, develop and share your gifts, love god, love yourself, and love others
- is difficult because advertisements, peer pressure, and false beliefs tug at us to conform
God created human beings in his own - and gave them - over the creatures of the earth. He created them - and female and directed them to be - and multiply.
Image, dominion, male, fertile
A starting point for morality is to admit that we are - and not -
In what ways are human beings unique?
They are the only creatures on Earth that God willed for their own sake and they are in charge of Creation
What happens when humans fail to be responsible caretakers of God's good gifts? Examples?
Harm results, deforestation, air & water pollution
What godlike qualities do human beings posses?
Ability to think, choose, love, and relate to others in the community
Humans are - beings who possess incomparable -, value and worth. We are not just -, but -.
Spiritual, dignity, somethings, someones
No other creature can respond to God in faith and in love except human beings.
Why are males and females "complementary?"
They make up for what is lacking in another
Explain how the union of male and female in marriage is an intrinsic part of God's creation plan.
Natural procreation and education of children take place in a secure and nurturing setting
Although males and females are both beautiful creatures made by God, God made males superior to females.
Being - creatures draw attention to the fact that humans are - creatures with both a body and a -. The spiritual nature gives the ability to -, make choices, and to -.
Sexual, composite, soul, think, love
Unlike - which states that there is no meaning to existence, the - account of the human - declares that conditions and human existence are -.
Nihilism, scriptural, condition, good
What is the point of the second creation account in Genesis chapter Two?
To assert the fundamental goodness of human beings who were created for friendship with God
Proof of fundamental goodness:
He gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but have eternal life
Why is dignity inherent? Inviolable? Inalienable?
Essential characteristic of being human, no one has the right to violate it, it cannot be taken away by anyone
Value that is a cornerstone of Christian ethics:
Respect for human dignity
Behaviors antithetical to respect
Manipulating, humiliating, being violent toward others
The CCC teaches that it is in - that man has been created in the image and likeness of the Creator. The human - includes our - nature and gives us incomparable dignity.
Christ, soul, spiritual
Our spiritual nature makes us unsatisfied with our - existence and causes restlessness in the depths of our - because we thirst for an ultimate happiness that only - can quench.
Physical, souls, God
Awesome capacities of human beings
Intellects, free will, ability to love, be responsible, grow
Because human beings can think, we can also search for, and discover truth.
Free will means we have the ability to - from among alternatives. It enables us to rise above - and environment and to exercise some control over our -.
Choose, heredity, lives
Personal sacrifice is not a sign of authentic love
Why are we accountable for our choices?
They result in actions that express and determine goodness or evil
Humans have a capacity to grow both individually and collectively.
Morality is internal and helps us act in conformity with the universal laws and truth God has established.
True freedom is the ability to do whatever we want when we want to do it.
According to the CCC, the human - should be the subject and object of every society, with the right and duty to - in that society, guided by - which must be devoted to common - and must exercise power morally.
Person, participate, authority, good
Further; the CCC states that larger societies should support the participation of - without taking over functions they can do for themselves. Societies should promote - and challenge individuals to turn from -, serve other justly, and contribute their gifts and -.
Individuals, virtue, sin, talents
Solidarity is the Christian virtue of social - or friendship. It gives us the spirit of - to share both our - and spiritual gifts with others, especially the - ones.
Charity, generosity, material, forgotten
It is part of our social - to live in various - which are bound by a principle of -. This is a mirror of the - community of love: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Nature, societies, unity, perfect
How are we expected to express and live out the vocation in our relationships?
Treat each other as sisters and brothers, establish communities that benefit us
Humanity is like a spider web:
Touch it anywhere, it trembles, kind and loving: touch affects relationships for good, indifferent and hostile: impinge on everyone in harmful way
All humans through history have suffered the consequences of the - Sin. We have fallen victim to weakness, cowardice, and - even though we may have the best of intentions. Sin - our communities, often polluting the way societies work, especially harming the - and defenseless.
Original, avarice, contaminates, weak
The Good News of salvation is the redeeming person and - of Jesus Christ given to us by God, our loving father. Jesus is God -. He is love in its most - form as evidenced in contemplating the - Christ.
Message, Incarnate, radical, crucified
What did Jesus gain for us through the Paschal Mystery?
Saving us from death and winning for us eternal life with the Triune God
How do we become children of God and brothers and sisters to Jesus?
Baptism: gain new life in the holy spirit, graces adopt us into the divine family
Special way Christians are enabled to keep in touch with the God-given power within us?
Receiving the Lord himself in Holy Communion
St. Maximilian Kolbe was a martyr of - who witnessed to the fact that God can overcome the greatest hatred, injustice, and even death.
St. Maximilian Kolbe was condemned to death at the Auschwitz death camp after trying to escape from the camp.
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