Section 1: Living our Christian Vocation Questions
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How is a vocation both a call from God and a response to God?
It is a call from God to embrace life in a certain way where we will use our gifts and talents to serve him
What does the universal call to holiness mean and what does it ask of us?
As members of the church, we are called to follow Jesus path. It asks us to love others like Jesus did
Why did God make you and how can you serve him?
God made me to know him, love him, and serve him in this life, and to be happy with him forever in the next. We serve God by serving others
Name two significant people called by God in the Old Testament and describe the call of one of these in detail.
One of them was Samuel. He was called when he was young. He heard Gods voice and thought it was the priest Eli, with whom he was staying with. Another one was Jeremiah
Name two significant people called by God in the New Testament and describe the call of one of these in detail.
One of them was Mary. She was very young when an angel of God was sent down to tell Mary that she would be the mother of Jesus. Another one was Peter
Give an example of the way Baptism calls us to live our lives as followers of Christ.
We begin to have Gods own life dwelling within us and we become temples of the Holy Spirit. We are called to participate in his priestly, prophetic, and kingly offices
What does the Holy Spirit through the Sacrament of Confirmation help us to do?
It marks us as sharing more completely in the mission of Christ.
What does Agape mean? Describe its characteristics.
Unconditional love. It is a serving love. It puts others needs before ones own needs. It is a Greek word used in Scripture and by the early Christians to describe both Gods love and the kind of love Christians aim to share with one another
Give an example of Jesus teaching in love from each of the four gospels.
In the Gospel of John, he gives a commandment to love one another. In the Gospel of Mark, the greatest commandment was said to be where we love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells us to love our enemies. In the Gospel of Luke, it talks about love in a parable
What does the word disciple mean and how can we be disciples of Jesus in our everyday lives?
Disciple means "learner." We can be disciples of Jesus in our everyday lives by learning from him. By taking a large step by loving God with everything we have and loving others as we love ourselves
Why is a properly understood "love for self" important in any vocation?
It is important because we can't show love to others if we don't have self love
Why is relationship with others important on every state of life?
In human relationships we find the best and sometimes the worst of ourselves. We find ourselves in love and through this gift, we find our true selves in God
Why is the "People of God" a good description, or name, for the Church?
It is a good name for the Church because it is people that God called together from the ends of the earth to be in a relationship with him
Who are the lay faithful?
The baptized Catholics who have not received the Sacrament of Holy Orders
What do we mean when we say that the laity have a vocation to be in the world but not of the world?
They can be involved in the world but they can't regard themselves simply as citizens of secular society
What does it mean to share in Christs priestly prophetic and kingly mission?
The laity are called to participate in the life of the Trinity by offering every aspect of their lives as a spiritual sacrifice with Christ to the Father, in union with the Holy Spirit. They are also called to share in Christ's prophetic mission and to share in Christ's kingly office through service to others.
Why is the parish important to laypeople?
It is their spiritual home. Coming together as a community can deepen their faith
In what sense can the single life be considered a vocation?
It has to involve a personal consecration or commitment to a permanent, celibate gift of self to God and neighbor can be considered a vocation
What are some signs or situations that could indicate that a lay Catholic may be called to remain single?
They might feel called to go out and travel to help those that need healthcare or eduction. It could feel to them like they have serious responsibilities to do
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