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How do Christians respond to the variety of Christian festivals- how do we change? (14)

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A02 Coursework Michael Hale Miss Smyth How do Christians respond to the variety of Christian festivals- how do we change? (14) We change by for example on Christmas we think about how Jesus was born on this day and that he died for us. He was just a normal human being who went through pain and suffering for us. This makes us think that we should do anything to help people and we should do anything for them. Jesus left us teachings which tell us to respect everybody no matter what there race or class. This makes us more careful about how we act and what we say. As we try not to discriminate against people in our community and around the world. ...read more.

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This is called giving alms Jesus taught us to give alms like the widow but he also told us to make as little fuss as possible. We feel good when we give money to charities we are helping god i.e. the sheep and the goats. The sheep were good and the goats bad. "When I was hungry you gave me food, when I was thirsty you gave me water." And the goats said if you would have asked me I would have gave you some and Jesus said if you would have gave it to others you would have helped me. Giving alms affects our behaviour and our attitude it also makes us realise that we are sacrificing something in our lifestyle for example the money we give could go towards our weekend, going to the cinema, or going bowling. ...read more.

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This affects us because we will go to confirmation preparation classes were we will learn about how Jesus challenged the disciples to "Go out and spread the word of God." Our behaviour changes a lot as we go out to the community to help the elderly and the sick. For example in school we go out and give food hampers to the elderly and the sick with the music and the re department. We can also go back packing to get some more food. Jesus gave us the story about the widows offering were the woman gives all she has to charity and a rich man gives a lot of money but makes a big fuss by rattling the money. This shows that the woman was selfless. This is called giving alms Jesus taught us to give alms like the widow but he also told us to make as little fuss as possible. ...read more.

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