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Explain how this teaching about Discipleship might affect the life of a Christian today.

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Explain how this teaching about Discipleship might affect the life of a Christian today The message of St. Mark's Gospel is as relevant today as it was 2,000 years ago; it may be even more relevant. Many people take jobs today because they receive a healthy salary; however, some Christians take jobs because it is their vocation to do so. Other occupations may pay much less money or even none at all, e.g, charity work; however, the companies that supply the work may use ethical means to acquire the money, whereas larger, better paying businesses may use un-ethical means of attaining money. Many Christians today become priests because that is their vocation as it allows them to help people. ...read more.


However, the church does help people to make many difficult choices, and will support those Christians, with whatever choice they may choose. Some people may even decline a job offer because they must work on a Sunday and that is the Christian day of rest. The mission of disciples is the same as it was 2,000 years ago. Principles that disciples need to follow are: * Care for the sick- like Mother Teresa * Feeding the hungry * Fighting injustice- like Martin Luther King Junior * Telling others the good news (through medical, educational, social and political means) * Love Jesus * Healing- this often means spiritual healing but can be physical. ...read more.


Many people spend their lives, today, in pursuit of material possessions, whereas in the past, people did not have the time or money to go and seek material possessions. The church played a vital role in a community, in the past. There was therefore a greater sense of neighbourliness, which is often missing today due to the focal point being a television rather than the church. There are many good examples of modern disciples; however, one of the most reported about lately was Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa dedicated her life to healing and caring for the sick. She gave up everything, and spent her life like those disciples in the time of Jesus. Therefore, this teaching of disciple may affect the life of a Christian today in their work and actions. ...read more.

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