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Describe how a Christian may follow the call to discipleship through daily life and work?

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R.E Coursework Section 1ai Describe how a Christian may follow the call to discipleship through daily life and work? A Christian is a follower of Christ. A disciple is someone who is invited by God and follows the ways and teachings of God. There are many disciples in the New Testament but there are 12 core disciples. We can all be disciples, some feel the call to be a disciple and others don't. This is called the Universal Call To Discipleship. You can follow the call by taking the sacraments, like baptism mark 16:16 "whoever believes and is baptised will be saved." You can follow the call to discipleship by being a confirmed member of the church and by receiving the sacraments in church. They can show discipleship by being actively involved in the church. They could do altar service or by cleaning the church. You can also show it by using your skills within the church community (painter or an electrician) and by being a regular worshiper. Also by hearing, living and preaching the good news. This means by living it and showing it in our everyday life. At the end of mass the priest says, "Go in peace to love and serve the lord." We can also show it in the wider world by donating money to charity or giving up time to work in a charity shop. ...read more.

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Luke 14: 25 - 33 "So therefore none of you can be my disciple if you do not give up all your possessions." When Jesus washed the disciples feet he was setting an example. It's all about having faith. Mathew 4: 18 - 22 "follow me and I will make you fish for people, immediately they left their boats and father and followed him." This is what Jesus called to the very first disciples. Section 1aiii Explain the purpose and practice of one particular religious community. The religious community I am going to look at is the Salesian Sisters, Carnforth. This is an active community, they run day, week or weekend retreats. Sister Pia is also training to be a teacher. She believes God gave life, so she should pay it forward by working with young people and hopefully in turn we will do the same. The purpose of this religious community is to set up work with young people. They have communities all over the world. Saint Jon Bosco and Mary Mozzarells set up the Salesian Sisters in 1872. The Salesian Sisters are dedicated to working with young people. Sister Pia believes God gave life, so she should pay it forward by working with young people and hopefully we will do the same in turn. The Salesian Sisters have 15,966 sisters in 85 countries in 5 continents. ...read more.

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I believe you should "love your neighbour, as you love yourself". At the Last Supper, when Jesus washed the disciple's feet he was setting an example of service to others. In a contemplative order they work within their own community and believe strongly in the power of prayer. They still believe active orders are very important but believe prayer is more powerful. In Luke 10: 38 - 42 Mary listens to Martha, this is an example of contemplative they believe in the strength of listening as well as prayer. God listens to us when we pray. The importance of prayers like the Our Father and the Hail Mary which were written by people specially to thank God and Mary. It tells us in Luke 1: 1 - 4 how to pray. The members of these orders give up everything because they believe and have faith. In Corinthians 13: 13 it says, love is the single most important emotion in Christianity and I agree. Jesus called to the first disciple to leave everything and follow him and they did because of their faith. Being a disciple is all about hardship. In the Catechism of the Catholic Church 618 it say's "he calls his disciples to take up their cross and follow me". This all about hardship, making sacrifices to help others. Both Active and Contemplative ways of life are supported by the bible in many different places and ways. It all depends on how the person feels the need to fulfil the call to discipleship. ...read more.

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