Presentation on theme: "TODAY’S QUOTE ~ MOTHER TERESA"— Presentation transcript:
1TODAY’S QUOTE ~ MOTHER TERESA “Don’t look for numbers. Every small act of love for the unwanted and the poor is important to Jesus.”“Every human being…..(finish the quote)
2TODAY’S MENU Get a taste of: Main Course: Dessert: Mother Teresa’s Nobel Peace PrizeMain Course:Look at the concept of communityTake a look at the story of Cain and AbelDessert:Study Guide handed outStudy Time?
3Theme B: Why do we need one another? Taking a look at CommunityTheme B: Why do we need one another?
4Principle #1#1 To be human is to be a person, created in the image and likeness of Godclay= our bodies are fragile, mortal and linked with the earthHuman spirit reaches for God- for truth, beauty, order, creativity
5“No man is an Island, entire of itself….” John Donne a famous English poet( ) once wrote…“No man is an Island, entire of itself….”Do we need other people in our lives?Why?Why not?For what purpose(s)?
6Introduction to Community Principles of Humanity… #2:To be human is to be a person in relationship with others and to live in communities.What are the challenges?Can they be overcome?What types of community do we belong to?How does belonging to a community influence our identity?
7In the words of Jean Vanier: Belonging is important for our growth to independence ; even further, it is important for our growth to inner freedom and maturity. There is an innate need in our hearts to identify with a group, both for protection and for security , to discover and affirm our identity , and to use the group to prove our worthiness and goodness .(Becoming Human, p. 35)1&oq=#q=Jean%20Vanier%20&hl=en&emb=0&start=40
8Have you ever felt that you didn’t belong? Where do you belong? What communities do you belong to?Name the CommunityBenefits of Belonging DutiesResponsibilities
9Catholicism & Community Pope John Paul II ‘84Jesus embodies God’s love for usJesus reveals that we can commit ourselves to live in love with Jesus “you will love life”Find the courage to abandon the things that undermine and destroy your identityFind a path that is worthy of who you areAs a community we can DARE change the world
10Catholics as Social Beings Pope’s reference to solidarity points to our belief that we are social beingsWhy do we need one another?To develop our ability to work and socialize togetherFor help and supportTo love and to be loved!! (Love= God’s presence)
11How do we define Community and Society? CCC (Catechism of the Catholic Church)What is society and community?A group of people bound together by a sense of unity that goes beyond each of themAn assembly that is once visible and spiritualEndures through time; gathers up in the past and prepares for the futureYou receive “talents” that enrich your identity and that you must develop to give backRespect those who are in authority who can change over the common goodCatholic Community Video
12Breach of the relationship that God established with creation Sin & CommunityWhat is sin?Breach of the relationship that God established with creationBring disorder into creationWhat are ways in which we sin?
13Sin & CommunityHow can sin play into community and society? (refer to previous slides)Not accepting responsibility for members of our communityNot demonstrating respect for those in authorityNot taking care of those in need
14Don’t Be Fooled By MePlease don't be fooled by me. Don't be fooled by the face I wear, for I wear a mask. I wear a thousand masks, masks that I'm afraid to take off and none of them are me. Pretending is an art that is second nature to me, but don't be fooled, for God's sake don't be fooled.
15I give you the impression I'm secure and that all is sunny and unruffled with me, within as well as without, that confidence is my name, coolness my game, that water is calm and I'm in command and that I need no one, but don't believe me, please don't believe me.
16My surface may be smooth, but my surface is a mask--my every varying and ever concealing mask. Beneath it dwells the real confusion, fear and aloneness. Beneath lies my smugness, my complacently, but I hide this--I don't want anyone to know it.
17Who am I, you may wonder. I am someone you know very well Who am I, you may wonder? I am someone you know very well. For I am every man you meet and I am every women you meet.