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. The teachings on discipleship should be reflected in a person life everyday. The Gospel is important and relevant for all Christians today.The disciples were willing to leave everything they owned. They gave up everything for Jesus

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AO2 - Explain how the teaching about discipleship might affect the life of a Christian today? The Gospel is the word of God and a source of moral and spiritual guidance for Christians. The teachings on discipleship should be reflected in a person life everyday. The Gospel is important and relevant for all Christians today. The disciples were willing to leave everything they owned. They gave up everything for Jesus. There are many examples in the world today that have done as the disciples did and gave up everything to follow Jesus' example. Nun's monks and priests are all examples who have taken Jesus' word literally and gave up everything to follow Jesus. They depend on nothing but God to help them through the difficult times they will face. The most obvious example is mother Teresa. Mother Teresa was born in Skopje, Macedonia, on August 27, 1910. At the age of twelve, she felt strongly the call of God. She knew she had to be a missionary to spread the love of Christ. At the age of eighteen she left her parental home in Skopje and joined the Sisters of Loreto. ...read more.

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In 1977, Archbishop Luwum delivered a note of protest to dictator Idi Amin against the policies of arbitrary killings and unexplained disappearances. Shortly afterwards the archbishop and other leading churchmen were accused of treason. He like Oscar Romero spoke up for his country and the injustice it suffered. He like Oscar Romero was killed by government officals for speaking the truth. Both janani and Oscar romero are examples of people who scarificed their lives for Christ. They reflect the qualtites needed of a disciple of christ. they suffered for what they believed to be right. They did as jesus did and suffered for the good of others. These are all examples of people who scarified everything. They became like children and depended on God. They risked their own lives to spread the word of God. Christians can follow their example by leading their lives according to the bible. They work towards a better life for everyone. They work for peace and justice and end to poverty. Corrymeela and Trocaire are both examples of organizations set up by people who want to make a difference in the world. ...read more.

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The calming of the storm is an example of when the disciples lost faith. Their human fears overtook them. In Mk 8: 34 Jesus tells the disciples that the cost of their faith would be great. Many incidents such as September 11th have occurred which have reminded us the cost of being a disciple. This incident caused many people to rethink their actions and look on life. Marks Gospel tells us not to give up or lose faith in times of need. In the garden of Gethsemane God helped Jesus to over come his fear and restore his faith. There are two ways of interpreting Christ's word today 1. The literal way-, which is scarifying everything to help other. There are many examples of this. Priests work to serve their parishes and God. Missionaries help third world countries ECT. 2. The other way of interpreting Christ's word is through everyday living which is the interpretation many of us chose. We can do this by small acts of kindness and forgiveness. The teaching of marks Gospel reminds us that God must be at the centre of our lives and the importance of faith even through difficult times. He reminds us that faith will be rewarded with the greatest gift of all eternal life. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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