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Discipleship was the vocation of the disciples:

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Religion Coursework Discipleship was the vocation of the disciples: their call from God. Christians today also have vocations. It all begins with Baptism, the time when we are first called (often through our parents) to join Gods growing community. Just like Jesus at the start of his ministry, we are baptised at the start of our mission in life. Vocation can mean different things for different people. Whether it is as a doctor or a bin-man, or as a brother or sister; we all have vocations. For me, my vocations are being a son, a brother, an uncle, and a friend, a pupil and a GAY club member. These look like a waste of time if you see Jesus' vocations: Messiah, Christ, Son of Man, Saviour, Son of God and all the rest. But most Christians today would have a similar set of vocations as me. However, some Christians today follow the path and example of the first disciples and become priests, missionaries, monks or nuns. ...read more.

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When the other ten disciples heard about this, they were angry so Jesus told them: "If one of you wants to be great, he must be the servant of the rest" This means that in order to be accepted into the Kingdom of God, you must help and serve others when they need your help or assistance. Another way in which Christians help others is by praying for them. Prayer is a very important element for Christians in today's society. There are many ways in which people pray. Some people pray in their head, some pray aloud, some pray alone and some pray as part of a group. In Mark's Gospel, Jesus prays many times. He prayed to get the evil spirit out of the boy (because only prayer could drive that sort out), he prayed for God to bless the bread and wine at the Last Supper and he prayed to God, his Father in Gethsemane. These all differ in event. In One Jesus is giving thanks for the meal in front of him and his disciples, in another he is driving out an evil spirit and in the other he is simply talking to his Father. ...read more.

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We can show love by helping others and by showing support to those who need it. The second most important commandment is: "Love your neighbour as you love yourself" We must also show forgiveness and practice reconciliation. Jesus forgave Peter for denying him three times. We know this because when Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and Salome went to anoint the body of Jesus, they were greeted by a young man dressed in white who said: "Do not be alarmed, I know you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is not here - he has been raised! Look, here is the place where they put him. Now go and give this message to his disciples, including Peter..." Jesus forgave Peter even though he denied knowing him three times. We should be able to forgive most things if Jesus could forgive that. The Commission still applies to Christians today. The sacrifices are the same. We just need to be committed and show a bit of selflessness in our day-to-day lives. The love of God is for everyone and we need to spread this through our words and actions. ...read more.

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