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

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Describe how a Christian may follow the call to discipleship through daily life and work A disciple is one who follows the teachings of Jesus. Love, compassion and service are the three most important marks of a disciple of Jesus. Christians are all called to be witnesses to the love of God, to give evidence in public and by doing so to attract others to the Christian way of life. Christians who have vocations believe that God is calling them to a particular way of life as a priest, nurse or taxi driver. All Christians are called to a life of holiness, to be servants and witnesses to the gospel and to be faithful to the teachings of the church. ...read more.

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Most of the communities have dedicated themselves to a particular 'vocation', whether it medical, educational or social work. The most important aspect of life is prayer -it is prayer that makes the life meaningful. Simplicity, prayer and stability are the hallmarks of religious life. Through prayer you discover you are made for more than material things, you are made for God. Others are called to priesthood. The purpose of a priest is to bring people to Jesus and Jesus to people. The priest does this primarily by preaching the word and offering the sacrifice of the mass. His daily life involves administrating the sacraments-baptism, confirmation, the Eucharist, penance and reconciliation, the anointing of the sick, and caring for the people in their daily needs, this is how a priest follows his call to discipleship. ...read more.

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If they can manage this, they show the love that Christ has for his church. A lay persons home should be a place of prayer, both private prayer and regular family prayer. Lay people can answer to the call of discipleship at work and at leisure by demonstrating the qualities with people they may not know or may not like. A Christian's task is to show the qualities of Christ. There should be understanding of others, instead of sheer greed there should be generosity, instead of power and control there should be service. Lay people can answer to the call to discipleship in politics by influencing the governments policy on caring for others poor nations and the environment, campaign for the rights of minority groups such as unborn children threatened by abortion, they should seek to help the sick. Jake Geoffrey Barker R.E Coursework Year 10 Set 5 Mrs. McKenna ...read more.

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