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

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Christian Vocation A1.) How a Christian may follow the call to discipleship through daily life and work? The English word "vocation" comes from the Latin word vocare meaning "to call". Every Christian has a calling or 'vocation' from God to be good, to serve Him and to serve others. The term "disciple" is also applied to every one who calls them selves a Christian. "What am I going to do with my life?" or "What is God calling me to do with my life?" We tend to think of the 'vocation' in terms of religious life or priesthood when asking a general question about 'doing something'. Being a Christian is to be a disciple of Jesus and every one of us has our own vocation from God. Christians are called by God to use their wisdom to help Him and to help others as a part of God's family. The calling of people to a life of holiness, to be servants and witnesses of the Gospel is called a common vocation. "As he was walking by the Lake of Galilee he saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew; they were making a cast into the lake with their net, for they were fishermen. ...read more.

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Holy orders are the people like the priests, nuns, monks and brothers that dedicate their life by following God, but they would serve people, in masses and others. The followers of Jesus learned from his words and actions, which mean they put their 'faith into action', by spreading the word of God and serving others. Being a nurse or a doctor in England would be highly paid, but because of our vocation sometimes other doctors or nurses are assigned to another country, which is less salary. Sometimes we tend to give up a comfortable life, which one of them is our social life. Some of us sacrifice our free time to run a small business that will help other people, or run an extra-curricular activity to teach children, students, or adults. The first disciples of God would sacrifice their own lives just to protect and to keep the name of Jesus Christ. They also obeyed the order of Jesus, they preach and teach other people what God taught them. People like Mother Theresa, Martin Luther King, Mahatma Ghandi and Oscar Romero are the people whose vocation to change injustice leads to their death. Mother Theresa and Martin Luther King made very large sacrifices to become apostles of God, Martin Luther King gave his life in an attempt to stop racism and Mother Theresa left her family and way of living to help those in need in India. ...read more.

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(John 17:18-23) These are the sacraments of initiation: Baptism is the first step of entering a lifelong journey and committing themselves to be a disciple of God. An adult or a child can be baptized. Holy communion is where a child can accept the body of Christ in them. Confirmation is a Catholic sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. Some people choose to join the priesthood, monasteries and convents to follow their vocation but many Christians follow their Christian vocation or calling through their daily life. They can do this in a number of ways: > Reading in masses > Preventing harmful drugs > Preventing crime > Stopping violence > Feeding the hungry > Housing the homeless > Healing the sick > Teaching children with the word of God > To obey the 10 commandments The Christian Church has one mission, to spread the gospel, and everyone is expected to work together to carry this out. What can Christians do to help others? > Feeding the hungry > Stopping violence > Housing the homeless > Healing the sick > Reading in masses Why do these things? > To give other people chance to be happy > To prevent the 10 commandments from breaking > To be a good model for young children > To tell people about what does God wants us to do ?? ?? ?? ?? 2 ...read more.

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