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Pilgrimage coursework

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GCSE coursework-pilgrimage part C 'There are more important things for Christian to do than go on a pilgrimage'. Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer and show that you have thought about different points of view. Content: Pilgrimage..........................................................................................1 Helping the poor..................................................................................2 God's view of the Poor...........................................................3 Laws set up to protect the poor................................................3 The Expected response of God's people toward the poor..............4 Blessings & curses associated with our treatment of the Poor.........4 The Eucharist......................................................................................5 Love...................................................................................................5 Christian Love - Christ's Commandment.....................................5 Christian Love - Not a Feeling, a Lifestyle...................................6 Christian Love - Selfless & Giving Love......................................6 Faith....................................................................................................7 Conclusion..........................................................................................8 Pilgrimage Sometimes we take few steps to the left, sometimes few steps to the right, other times we make few steps back, but when we go on a pilgrimage we are walking toward God. We go to God, not perfect, but as we are- with all of our doubts, crisis, sickness, curiosity, adventure, faith, thanksgiving to ask for favors and to offer ourselves completely. It is clearly shown in the life of Jesus how important pilgrimage is. Jesus made pilgrimage when he was growing up and the climax of salvation happened whilst on pilgrimage. The Holy Spirit came with great power on the apostles whilst people from many nations were gathered in Jerusalem for the pilgrimage at Pentecost. And pilgrimage makes people seek themselves from god, in the fourth century Christians rediscovered pilgrimage as part of their heritage. Prior to this there was a move away from Jewish practices. Basilicas were built in Jerusalem on key places associated with Jesus. These quickly became centers of pilgrimage. Martyrs' tombs also became places which Christians would make a prayerful journey to. Pilgrimage is an essential part of life and living. Christians see life itself in terms of a journey, coming from God and returning to God. This is true of other world religions where pilgrimage is also important. ...read more.

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True fasting should help the needy, not ourselves (Isaiah 58:3-10) - fasting (spiritual sacrifice) is not to enhance our own spirituality alone. 10. Fasting should provide the hungry with food, the wanderer with shelter, the naked with clothing, and release captives & slaves (Isaiah 58:6-7) 11. Spiritual growth and revival are linked with our treatment of the poor (Isaiah 58: 2-3, 9-10) 12. Urban renewal goes with honoring God and helping the poor (Isaiah 58:12) 13 If a brother becomes poor, you are to help him in any way possible (Leviticus 25: 35-37) 14. Protect the right of foreigners & aliens (Exodus 22:21, 23:9, Lev. 19:33) -Not simply those who are Israelites/citizens 15. Do not afflict Widows & orphans (Exodus 22:22) 16. Do not deny justice to the needy or to the innocent (Exodus 23:6-7) 17. Let both the poor and the alien gather from the fields (Leviticus 19:9-10, 23:22) Blessings & curses associated with our treatment of the Poor 1. God promises to bless those that help the poor cheerfully (Deuteronomy 15:9-10) 2. God will execute vengeance on those who afflict widows and orphans (Exodus 22:23-24) 3. If we do not treat others with compassion & justice, God will judge us (Job 31:14, 22-23) 4. Sodom's main sin was being "arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy." That is why they were destroyed. (Ezekiel 16:48-50) 5. He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD (Proverbs 14:31, 17:5, 19:17) The Eucharist The Eucharist is of the greatest importance. It is "the sum and summary of our faith." (1327-1328). The Eucharist is one of the great important parts for Christian to do. The word Eucharist, which we use for Christ fully present under the appearances of bread and wine, means "thanksgiving." (1328). The Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, "This is my body which is for you..." (1 Cor 11:23). (RSV) ...read more.

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Nothing would be impossible." (Matthew 17:20) Jesus' faith was perfect. He performed many miracles and signs for the people of His time. But He said we will do even greater things if we only have faith. Then Jesus told them, "I assure you, if you have faith and don't doubt, you can do things like this and much more. You can even say to this mountain, `May God lift you up and throw you into the sea,' and it will happen. (Matthew 21:21) Faith is even more important than other physical acts of worship. The physical acts of worship are important, but without faith, they mean nothing. Conclusion I think pilgrimage is the most important things for Christian to go on. Because: * Pilgrimage helps Christian to thank God for physical and spiritual healing * It is also a visit a to where Jesus or Mary appeared to people in the past * Pilgrimage also can help Christian to seeking inspiration. * Pilgrimage can help Christian to desire a new perspective, a change of mind. * Pilgrimage helps Christian to studying various spiritual paths (and foot paths!) * Pilgrimage helps Christian to seeking ways to reverse the destruction of life on the planet. * Pilgrimage is also a method to learn meditation. * Some are deeply questioning their life's purpose. * Some are committed to the idea and practice of pilgrimage. * Pilgrimage can help Christian to purifying their hearts; confusion giving way to clarity. * Pilgrimage is also a chance to doing penance. * Pilgrimage can let Christian to thinking about being in harmony with the natural world. * Pilgrimage is also a chance to curious or wish to observe. * Pilgrimage is also a good method to get away for a day. * Pilgrimage is also a place for spiritual adventurer. * Pilgrimage helps Christian to calm their minds and find peace. * Pilgrimage is also a place for singers and writers looking for something to sing or write about. ?? ?? ?? ?? Huiyu sun 11TG 1 ...read more.

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