Presentation on theme: "How Proudly Catholics Run With Social Concerns. How Human Dignity Proudly Preferential Option for the poor and Vulnerable Catholics Call to Community."— Presentation transcript:
How Human Dignity Proudly Preferential Option for the poor and Vulnerable Catholics Call to Community Run Rights and Responsibilities With Work and Dignity of the Worker Social Solidarity Concerns Care for all of Creation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTO7-Jarl- E&feature=relmfuhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTO7-Jarl- E&feature=relmfu 2.08 Jesus reminds us of the essential Christian traits, such as kindness, forgiveness, and love are the path to the Kingdom of Heaven
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGab38pKscw The High Price of Materialism 5.36
Beatitudes are the kingdom of God: Consumer Culture is the kingdom of man:
Poor in spirit, humble, trust in God, recognize spirit is weak without love of God Arrogant, individualistic, see no need for God, want to be better than others (i.e. status)
Peacemaker, trying to bring different groups of people together, never use violence Violence to get what you want, starting conflict
Meek/gentle, sensitive to the needs of others, never use violence to get what they want, will stick up for the needs of others non-violently, power with (share ones power) Power over others, intimidation
Merciful/forgiving, giving second chances, not holding a grudge, willing to help another change for the better No second chances, deserve what you get, focus on revenge
Mourn, sad because they see the suffering in another and the suffering in the world and want to do something to comfort those suffering Seek pleasure and avoid suffering, i.e. focus on entertainment and forget those in pain
Hunger and thirst for righteousness/justice, see what is wrong in the world and commit oneself to work for justice Hunger for $$$ and power, use others if benefits you.
Pure in Heart, always seeking what is best for the other, intentions are pure Not committed, using other people
Persecuted for righteousness sake, will work for justice without seek reward, will work for justice despite the fact you might get hurt, courage Forget about injustice, pretend that everything is fine the way the world is.
1. Explain how the Beatitudes are counter cultural 2. What are the obstacles, the barriers in our society that keep us from following the Beatitudes? 3. Do you think an individual or group could live out the Beatitudes without belief and trust in the love of God? Explain. 4. Do you think that our school system educates students to deeply value the Beatitudes? Explain. What kinds of experiences, learning would promote the Beatitudes?
Which Beatitude do you feel most comfortable with? Which one do you feel is part of who you are? Which one do you think you reflect most in your life? Briefly explain your answers. (1 paragraph) Which Beatitude make you feel most uncomfortable? Which one is most puzzling? Which one do you feel called to develop more in your life? Why? (1 paragraph)