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Explain why the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Jesus are important for Christians today.

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Suffering, Death and Resurrection Coursework Explain why the Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Jesus are important for Christians today. The Suffering, Death and Resurrection of Jesus holds many values for Christians today. They are central areas of Christian faith and worship as Jesus gave up his life for us and through the Resurrection he has triumphed over evil. They offer us strength and hope in our everyday lives and have given new hope and meaning to the lives of many people. We can see the evidence of the importance of the Suffering, Death and Resurrection around us today. Christian faith is based on the Suffering, Death and Resurrection and this is reflected in Christian practices and feasts today. The most important feast in the Christian calendar is Easter, when we celebrate Jesus' resurrection. Every week at Mass we as Catholics share in the Eucharist and commemorate Jesus' death, remembering Jesus' words at the Last Supper, "Do this is memory of me." ...read more.

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We should not despair in times of suffering but turn and pray to God as Jesus did in Gethsemane, when he cried out, "Abba, Father take this cup away from me." (Mk14:36) Prayer strengthened Jesus in his times of need and in ours it also offers us hope and support. Jesus' resurrection offers us hope and strength in our time of need, it strengthens us because it lets us know death is not the end. We can gain comfort from knowing that something better is to come and that our loved ones who have passed away have gone to a better place. When facing death we can look forward to being with God, as life is not ended, it is changed for something better. For this reason, in the preface of the Funeral Mass we pray, "The sadness of death gives way to the bright promise of Eternal life. ...read more.

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The Sacrament of the Sick comforts and blesses those who are ill and suffering. As Christians we have an obligation to help those in need and each other. Jesus said, "Love your neighbour as yourself." (Mk 12:30) We should love our neighbour in every aspect of daily life and sacrifice some of our time to talk to the lonely, such as an elderly person in our neighbourhood. As Christians we should not just look out for those who suffer but everyone around us. For example, we are asked to forgive each other and ask for forgiveness, this happens through the Sacrament of Reconciliation and in our relationships with others. It is because of this strength and hope that we are offered that makes the Suffering, Death and Resurrection so important to Christians today. The importance is evident in the Christian lifestyle today, through the Church and in everyone's everyday lives. Responding to the call of Jesus' Suffering, Death and Resurrection can benefit the lives of the suffering and needy in our world today. Bronagh Kealey ...read more.

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