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Religion Unit 4
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All of Christ's life was a continual ____________________—his speeches, his miracles, his
prayers, his interactions with his disciples, his love for people, his special care for the poor,
his total sacrifice on the cross for the redemption of all people, and his Resurrection.
Jesus responded to the ____________________ of others. He never treated people as
mere things; instead he always treated them as individuals made in God's
Not only did Jesus ____________________ us about the inherent dignity of all persons,
but he also personally ____________________ all that is good in our shared humanity.
As human beings created in the image of God and imbued with a
unique ____________________, we have the capacity to think and reason logically and to
learn about the world around us.
Through God's grace we are able to respond to him and recognize the good, even before
we make a moral decision, for he gives each of us the gift of a ____________________ to
help us choose rightly. However, God has also given us the gift of freedom,
or ____________________, to make our own decisions and choose our own path in life.
Conscience, free will
Even though God wills that we try our very best to live in loving harmony with other people
and with all creation, the ____________________ is ultimately our own.
When we follow the example of Jesus' self-sacrificial ____________________, we are well
on our way to full, authentic humanity.
In reality love is fundamentally a ____________________ we make.
With the help of the Holy Spirit, we can make the choice to love those who
have ____________________ us greatly, for we must recognize that these people are
loved by God, too.
Jesus knew that humanity and the natural world are deeply ____________________, and it
is through this connection that our call to care for ____________________ responsibly is
Because God is the ultimate source of all we have, we are ____________________ to
make sure that all people enjoy a share in the many good things of the earth.
God has graciously given us the natural world as a precious gift and has entrusted us
with ____________________ of creation, a responsibility to care for and protect all the
good he has created.
If our world were not ____________________, God would not have come to live in it.
Likewise, if humanity were not ____________________, God would never have assumed
human nature and lived among us as Jesus of Nazareth.
The doctrine of ____________________ does not mean we are born with personal faults.
Rather, it means we enter the world as ____________________ beings, with a strong
tendency or predisposition to sin, and in need of ____________________.
Original sin, imperfect, redemption
The Sacraments reinforce our fundamental identity: We are people destined to share in the
eternal ____________________ of the One who created us in perfect goodness and
redeemed us in perfect love.
All of us—women, men, and children of every race, language, age, and way of life—have a
unique, inherent ____________________ given to us by God.
____________________ means this dignity is so much a part of us that no one can ever
take it away.
Because only people are made in God's own image, we are God's crowning achievement,
the ____________________ of all his work.
Jesus, as both perfect God and perfect man, ____________________ the image and
likeness of God in us.
In this way, Jesus is truly the ____________________ of a multitude of brothers and
sisters all united in him.
In creating men and women as ____________________ partners in his plan of salvation,
God gave us the gift of sexuality and affirmed that we are not meant to
be ____________________ in the world.
Human beings were created by God to be in loving ____________________ with one
Even though men and women are physically different from each other, we are
the ____________________ in the ways that matter most. We are equal in
our ____________________, in our ____________________, and in our capacity to
be ____________________ of God's presence in the world.
Same, dignity, rights, signs
Killing another person, at any stage of that person's life, is an offense against her or his
own ____________________ and against the ____________________ of the Creator.
Because a human ____________________ or ____________________ is a human being,
created in God's image and likeness, it must be respected and protected from the moment
The Church recognizes the reality of ____________________ for those at the end of life
but definitively rejects the perspective that hastening ____________________ can ever be
a truly moral choice.
The Church teaches that God most definitely wants us to be happy; in fact, he created us to
be truly and deeply happy, both during our time on earth and eternally with him
We need God to restore our ability to live in right ____________________ with one another
and to give us again the ____________________ that results from living as he desires.
Jesus teaches us in the ____________________ that real happiness does not lie in
money, possessions, power, or prestige.
We become God's children through the Sacrament of Baptism, in which we
receive ____________________ and come to share in the life of the Blessed Trinity.
The Sacrament of Baptism ____________________ the newly baptized person and makes
him or her a Temple of the ____________________, united with Christ and his divine
Transforms, holy spirit
Because ____________________ is a freely offered gift of God, it is not something that we
have to earn, work for, or deserve.
Faith in God leads us to turn to him alone, because it is God who
first ____________________ us and it is God to whom we will ____________________.
Through the Sacrament of Baptism, we are baptized into Christ's ____________________
so that when we die, we may also share in his ____________________.
____________________ is the final resting place for those who die in God's grace and
friendship, who have been faithful to God's will, and who are perfectly purified
The ____________________ identify the actions and attitudes that are most characteristic
of the Christian life and show us our final ____________________ as people of God: the
state of beatitude.
Jesus invites us to let go of unproductive worries, "Can any of you by worrying add a single
moment to your life-span?" (Matthew 6:27), and to make faith in the One he
called ____________________ our first priority.
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus explicitly teaches us about the value
of ____________________, ____________________, and ____________________,
offering concrete and clear instruction.
Almsgiving, prayer, fasting
Parables are ____________________ that use everyday images and metaphors to convey
religious truths. Parables are intended to bring about the ____________________
and ____________________ of the listener by an implicit comparison of the listener to
something in the parable.
Short stories, self-knowledge, conversion
Jesus offers us a profound and stirring image of the Kingdom of Heaven—a
great ____________________ at which all people are welcome, especially those who may
not be welcome anywhere else.
If we imagine ____________________ as the shepherd searching for his sheep, as the
woman hunting for her coin, or as the father waiting for his son to return home, we see his
infinite ____________________ and unending ____________________.
God, mercy, patience
We may find that a love of money or attachments to material
things ____________________ our ability to fully engage in the Gospel message and
Jesus' call to discipleship.
When the rich man indicates that he has observed the laws since the days of his youth,
Jesus looks at him with ____________________.
Jesus invites the man to a life that is focused not on ____________________ more
possessions but on ____________________ for all those in need.
Amazingly, in just two short sentences, Jesus managed to summarize the entirety of
Jewish ____________________ of the "law and the prophets" (Matthew 22:40), as well as
the essential message of the Gospel—____________________.
Of the Ten Commandments, the first three focus on how we are to
Jesus always makes the ____________________ a priority in his teaching, healing, and
proclamation of the Kingdom of God.
Jesus' teaching about the Last Judgment is centered on a ____________________ about
a shepherd separating his sheep from his goats. The deeper meaning of the story quickly
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becomes clear: it describes the ____________________, and it reveals the criteria by which all people will one day be judged.
The narrative twist or surprise of this story lies in the presence of ____________________:
he is hidden within the "least ones" (Matthew 25:45), much to the shock of both the compassionate and the accursed.
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