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Unit 6 Notes (T9)
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Jesus Christ, in his earthly life, shows us how to be fully human through his __________ and __________
Actions and words
For people to be fully human, what do they need to be aware of?
To be fully human, we must be aware of our identity as people made in God's image
What do we mean when we are made in the image of God?
Being made in God's image means that we have a fundamental dignity and are predestined to reproduce the image of God's Son made man
During his ministry how did Jesus show that every person is made in God's image?
Jesus showed that every person is made in God's image by ministering to those whom society pushed aside, such as lepers, sinners, Samaritans, and Gentiles
Give examples of Jesus' humility, prayer and poverty that show he is a model for us to imitate
In all of God's creation, only __________ were given the gifts of intellect and _____________.
Humans and free will
List three abilities our intellect gives us.
To think and reason logically, to learn about the world around us, to make wise decisions, and to think about the consequences of our actions
The Holy Spirit helps us to use our intellect to pursue ____________.
truths of divine wisdom
What does God give each of us to help us to make good choices?
God gives each of us a conscience to help us make good choices
Why can't God force us to act in a certain way?
God cannot force us to act in a certain way. He has given us the gift of free will to choose our own path in life
In his life, death, and Resurrection, what does Jesus reveal about love?
Jesus reveals that we have been created to love. We are to love God and, because we love God, to love our neighbor
In his earthly ministry, how does Jesus show his love for others?
In his Earthly ministry, Jesus showed his love of others in various ways. As a teacher, he loved by speaking the truth. As a healer, he loved by healing those who were suffering. As the Word of divine mercy incarnate, he loved by embracing outcasts. Most of all, Jesus loved others through his death and self-sacrifice
The ___________ were residents of the central hill country of Palestine in the time of Jesus, when tremendous hatred and tension existed between themselves and the Jews.
We are well on the way to becoming the people God wants us to be when we follow the example of Jesus' ____________ love.
Why does Jesus ask us to love our enemies?
Jesus asks us to love our enemies becuase even those who have hurt us are beloved by God
What are two things loving an enemy does not mean?
Loving an enemy does not mean liking or approving of what he or she does. Loving an eneemy also does not mean tolerating mean or abusive behavior
List three ways Jesus showed he was in touch with the natural world.
Why did God will that there be such diversity among his creatures?
God willed diveersity among his creatures so that each creature can reflect God's wisdom and goodness in its own way
How can we enable all of creation to share in the glory of God?
We can enable all creation to share in God's glory by caring for the natural world and allowing it sustain us in life
To whom do the goods of the Earth, such as land, water, air, food, and energy, belong?
The goods of the earth belong to all people. They are destined for the whole human race
What is the definition of a steward?
A steward is someone who is put in charge of managing, caring for, and protecting something, such as money or property
As stewards of God's creation, what responsibilities do we have?
As stewards of God's creation, we are never to exploit creation or use it for our benefit alone. Rather, we must safeguard it in a way that acknowledges its goodness and preserves it for future generations
What is meant by an inherent dignity?
Inherent dignity means a dignity that is so much a part of something that it can never be taken away
Regarding the dignity of a person, what is the meaning of the phrase "not just something, but someone"?
A human person is "not just something, but someone". That means we cannot treat people as objects or use them for our purposes. Such abuses are a grave violation of the god-given dignity of others
During his lifetime Jesus treated every person he met with _____________ and __________.
Care and compassion
How does the Catholic Church seek to follow Jesus' example?
The Church seeks to follow Christ's example by protecting the dignity of every human person
List three practices in our society that the Church consistently speaks out against.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church refers to __________ as the "summit of the Creator's work".
Our likeness to God has been disfigured or distorted because of ___________.
Who has restored the divine image to its original beauty and given us back what had been lost?
Jesus, the perfect mean, restored the divine image to its original beauty and gave us back what was lost
By giving us the gift of ___________, God affirmed that women and men are not meant to be alone.
God created human beings to be in __________ with one another.
When the Catechism of the catholic Church states that God created men and women to be "in perfect equality as human persons" does it mean that we are all the same? Explain your answer.
The Catechism's statement that God created men and women to be "in perfect equality as human person's means that even though men and women are physically different, we are the same in the ways that matter most"
Name three ways men and women are the same in the ways that matter most.
Men and women have the same dignity, rights, and capacity to be signs of God's presence in the world
Why should we respect human life in all its forms?
We should respect human life in all its form becuase all people have inherent dignity
Why do Catholics call reverence for and protection of human life "the consistent ethic of life"?
The "consistent ethic of life" refers to an ethic that applies to life in all its stages; its very beginning , its very end, and every point between
Why can only God decide the time for an individual human life to end?
Only God can decide when an individual human life must end because he is the author of all life. Any attempt to alter this course of events violates the Fifth commandment
List three ways the above ethic may be violated.
The Catholic Church teaches that human life begins at the moment of ____________.
How does the Church want its members to guide dying people in their final days?
The Church wants us to guide dying people to see a great truth; that they are deeply united with the sufferings of the crucified Christ. We must also minimize their physial discomfort
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