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Explain what Christians believe about their responsibility for other people.

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Mary-Ann Moloku 1st March, 04 POVERTY AO1: Explain what Christians believe about their responsibility for other people All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. However, there is a difference in the way people live in the world, especially between the Western society and the third world countries. The Western society is more economically developed. They take what they have for granted as it is more materialistic. Rich people do not take note and care about what is happening in third world countries. The main reasons for world poverty are greed, materialism and an uncaring attitude towards other countries problems. In Luke 16:19-31: (The rich man and Lazarus) the rich man had everything and did not share what he had. The poor man had nothing. ...read more.


The goats represented bad behaved Christians and the sheep are the people in need. The goats did not help those in need. Moreover, when attending Church, the mass challenges us in the parting words, "Go in peace, to love and serve the Lord". We love and serve God by loving and helping others. Through the mass we meet Christ, and in the parable of the Sheep and the Goats we are challenged to meet Christ in everyone, especially the poor. By helping the poor we are doing as Jesus did and so help ourselves by becoming more like him. The mass invites us to be more child-like. Christians should face their responsibility for others as well as for themselves; these people are known as stewards, as they share what is given to them with others. ...read more.


In today's society Christian leaders are associated with the poor. Examples of Christian leaders are Desmond Tutu and Mother Teresa who continually support and encourage society to help those in need. The examples of the teachings and practices of the people above do inspire some Christians today to help the poor and people who are less fortunate. We all have the ability to help others, even in the smallest of ways. The use of the media, the work of charities/organisations and the work of average every day individuals is enough motivation to do something about the problems the world faces on a daily basis through the use of hearing about stories in Church and the media. As Christians we should act and give help even if at times we would not normally do so. 1 ...read more.

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