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'Christians should lead active rather than contemplative lives?'

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B.) 'Christians should lead active rather than contemplative lives?' I agree and disagree, Jesus came down and has set examples for all of us to follow and put into practice. He did his role as being a teacher living active and contemplative at his time, it is up to us to obey, to follow his footsteps and spread the word of God. That is why we got given a free will, but those people who lived with messy, and unacceptable behaviour, who have disobeyed his commandments will go to a different path after their death and in time of judgement. People who are concerned about how should people live their life, were and still arguing about it, does is have to be contemplative or apostolic life? There are different kinds of points of view that people have, but what they want is to get closer to God, that is why they choose to join religious communities to show their devotion to God. The nuns or monks might have felt that God called them through their experience and the events that might have happened to their lives. Christians should lead contemplative lives: At home of Martha and Mary As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. ...read more.

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And when you pray do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. "This, then, is how you should pray: " ' Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one: for yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory for ever. Amen For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins. (Matthew 6:7-15) This is an outline of importance of a life of prayer by Jesus. Mystics have especially thought about becoming close to God is important to Christians. An example of a contemplative order are the Benedictines, they use all their time by praying, day and night. St Benedict declared that prayer is work. Contemplative order would also argue that they do important Christian work through offering intercessions, retreats, counselling, and manufacturing goods. Christians should lead active lives: As I have distinguished that Christianity are both about how people should live and it is not just concerning the religion that affect the aspect of life. ...read more.

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David himself calls him 'Lord'. How then can he be his son?" Mark (12:28-37) Over all, I would say that we've got given our free will. It is up to us what we wanted to do. Jesus did live his life contemplatively and actively, which we should be following. He taught us so that we would know what are the limits. He wants us to obey the 10 commandments and I understand that all of this is important. Prayer is important as helping a hand to those people who are in need. Still, sometimes I think that it is much better to do the same thing at the same time, what Jesus did. He helped those people who are need and prayed at the same time especially in times of need. It would spread the word of God must quicker if they have lived a life contemplatively and actively. There could be a big change as, they are the role models for those people who are surrounding them. Many people around the world is actually living so badly that they need help, sometimes I think that prayer cannot do much like doing it in action. It would solve everything much quicker. Teachers must have a vocation from God everyone must have one. They truly can change young people mind as they teach us on what they were taught. They let us know what are the words of God. So, I would actually say that it is much better to live a life with both contemplatively and actively, as it would influence everyone throughout the world. Then, there would be many people would want to do the same. ...read more.

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