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religion S2 Q2
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Describe what struck pagan people the most about Christianity in the second century AD.
kindness, charity, unity, and peace of Christian believers
Who were the apologists and what role did they play in telling the world about God's love?
St. Justin Martyr and Tertullian give testimonies about Christian believers striking qualities to love one another (the basic Christian principle instilled by Jesus Christ).
Describe how the early Christians showed their kindness.
In the Blessed Trinity, the Father loves the Son, the Son returns that love and from their love proceeds that Holy Spirit. Human beings are called to live in communion with God and one another. The human family models the love of the Trinity. Ex. The husband loves the wife who returns that love, and this love bears fruit in their children.
Identify what is the basic Christian social principle.
As Christ loved sacrificially and without discrimination, so Christians must also love others.
1. concern for the common good, recognized human dignity of all
3. provide by sharing their goods with the poor
How does Christ's New Commandment relate to the commandments given to Noah and Moses as we discussed in the previous chapter?
Christ established his new commandment to love one another; Christ's new covenant is more than just doctrine, it demands that we love one another complete in self giving or sacrificial way
Identify what is the name used for Christian love and describe its standard.
Christian tradition refers to such sacrificial act of love as charity, from the Latin word caritas and the Greek word charis, which means "gift."
Explain the major obstacle to charity and why it is possible to practice charity.
original sin is the major obstacle to charity; through communion with Jesus, the Church empowers Christian believers to love as Christ loved
How does the Christian idea of charity differ from common usage of the word?
the Christian idea of charity requires self-sacrifice
How did St. Teresa of Calcutta relate God and love?
God calling her to minister to the poorest of the poor
Why did St. Teresa leave her as a school administrator?
to minister to the poor
How did St. Teresa see charity in relation to small task?
small tasks must be done with love and start at home
What is the highest form of social interaction?
According to St. Augustine's famous saying, what is our origin and end?
According to St. Augustine, our origins is God, who made us, and our end is God in whom we long to rest. God, who is love, made us in his own image with a hunger for love that only he can satisfy.
Explain what is distinctive about the Christian doctrine of God?
God is the three persons of the Trinity; God the father, God the son, and God the Holy Spirit
Explain why we can only say "God is love" if God is a plurality of Persons.
The Holy Spirit unifies the three persons of the Trinity into one.
Describe how the eternal Trinity can serve as a model for human relationship.
In the Blessed Trinity, the Father loves the Son, the Son returns that love and from their love proceeds the Holy Spirit. Human beings are called to live in communion with God and one another. The human family models the love of the Trinity because the husband loves the wife who returns that love, and this love bears fruit in their children.
Describe how Christ shares the Trinity's life within the Church.
Through Baptism, we become members of Christ's Body, the Church, temples of the Holy Spirity, and adopted sons and daughters of God the Father.
Identify what power unified the early Church.
Baptism- Holy Spirit transforms
How did St Damien of Molokai show love for God when he was a young man?
He followed his brother into the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, and never gave up on his vocation despite academic struggle.
Why were even good people, who knew it was praiseworthy to help the sick, afraid to have anything to do with lepers?
They feared they would contract leprosy themselves.
How did Father Damien show charity to the leper colonist?
He lived amongst them, rather than keeping a distance, and was closely involved in their spiritual lives.
Why do we call the Church the "Body of Christ"? How is the Church like a body?
How is it Christ's Body? Who is the head of the Body of Christ?
Us, as people of the Church, make up Christ's body on earth with Christ as the head. We literally make Christ alive on earth when we glorify God.
Explain why unity is so important for the Church's witness.
When Christians are divided and disagree about basic doctrine, they make Christ seem- to skeptics and inquirers- less
What is ecumenism?
A movement to actively heal divisions so all Christians "may become perfectly one" and stand united as a powerful sign of Christ's divine message and the unity of the Blessed Trinity.
Explain why the Church conducts interfaith dialogue with non-Christian religions.
The Church conducts interfaith dialogue with non-Christian religions to promote mutual understanding and peace.
According to At. Augustine, how can we help people see the blessed Trinity?
St. Augustine commented that we can help people see the Blessed Trinity when we show them charity.
What do the social teaching of the Church show people?
Social teachings of the Church show people a way to true fulfillment.
St. Teresa of Calcutta fulfilled small tasks with great ______
What are the similarities between the charity practiced by St. Damien and the charity manifest in the early Church?
Exemplifies love when he chooses to stay with the lepers and he eventually contracts leprocy himself. He was able to recognize the human dignity and worth of each individual, this recognition empowered this community.
Describe the role of the Holy Spirit in the Church
Holds together the Mystical Body of Christ
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