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"It is not impossible to be a true disciple if Jesus in the modern world" Discuss this statement showing that you have considered more than one point of view.

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A03 "It is not impossible to be a true disciple if Jesus in the modern world" Discuss this statement showing that you have considered more than one point of view. In our modern day world I don't believe it is impossible to be a disciple but to be a true disciple and follower of Jesus would be hard. There are many distractions for people in today's society, family, career and materialistic goods. Religion is not seen as a priority in modern day life it is seen as unnecessary and unimportant part of life. With the pressures and priorities of modern day life we don't seem to have time to go to mass, stop and think or maybe just reflect on our day to day lives. ...read more.

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This does not leave much time for importance of discipleship. We do not realise how lucky we are to be able to practice out religion freely without disapproval and receive the Eucharist as often as we want. Many countries in the world do not allow freedom of religion and they are forbidden to practice their religions, they must practice these religions in secret of their own homes. A lot of things that are being carried out throughout the world are a contradiction to the Christian faith such as Euthanasia, adultery, abortion etc, these are seen as morally incorrect and are strongly disapproved of, yet they are present in modern day society. ...read more.

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Amnesty International is another organisation that is available in our school and world wide, it helps and supports world wide help, showing true discipleship throughout the world. Even famous people have begun to get involved by writing songs and organizing concerts in aid of fair trade. The money that goes to these charities goes straight to the problem and begins help find a solution. I believe that it is possible to become a true disciple of god in out modern world so long as we get the right combination and have faith in God at all times, not just in times of needs but throughout out lives and not just to focus on the materialistic side of life. ...read more.

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