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AO 2 In the world today, discipleship in Mark's Gospel is being used as a guide to the modern disciple. The disciples in Mark's Gospel are good role models for Christians today. Disciples were taught to care for one another and always put others before...

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AO 2 In the world today, discipleship in Mark's Gospel is being used as a guide to the modern disciple. The disciples in Mark's Gospel are good role models for Christians today. Disciples were taught to care for one another and always put others before themselves; this is reflected in Christians today. An example of a disciple like this is Bob Geldof who is a good role model who helped raise money by using his talent and the talent of others. Another example of disciples like this is the organisation Amnesty International who together fight for the rights of others. In the calling of the disciples Jesus chose twelve men, he did not chose men of status or wealth he chose men with faith. ...read more.

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The mission of the church remains the same as the mission of the twelve, many people still go out and preach. Organisation throughout the world continue to go out and care for the sick, feed the hungry, fight against injustice and preach the message along the way. Examples of these organisations are Trocaire, Red Cross and Tear fund. Many individuals go out of their way to make a difference by giving up their life to help and support those in need, an example of this type of person is the Pope who brought endeavoured to bring peace to countries and visited the sick/poor, another shining example was Mother Theresa who devoted her life to caring for the sick and under privileged in the third world. ...read more.

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This gives comfort to the Christians to know that Peter failed because we too experience times of anxiety and despair. Jesus forgave Peter and will continue to forgive us for our sins if we repent. Jesus also forgave the disciples for falling into weakness, when they were asked to stay awake and pray with Jesus but they gave into temptation and fell asleep. This can shows how easy we can be lead into temptation by material possessions. The point is to keep trying to use our experiences to form a deep and lasting relationship with God. The importance of being a good disciple in the modern world is not to give into temptation, things like material possessions, riches and power. We must give a good example to future generations by going to mass, giving to charity, fulfilling commands given at end of mass and by putting others before ourselves. ...read more.

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