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“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)

2 TODAY’S MENU Get a taste of: Main Course: Dessert:
Mother Teresa’s Nobel Peace Prize Main Course: Look at the concept of community Take a look at the story of Cain and Abel Dessert: Study Guide handed out Study Time?

3 Theme B: Why do we need one another?
Taking a look at Community Theme B: Why do we need one another?

4 Principle #1 #1 To be human is to be a person, created in the image and likeness of God clay= our bodies are fragile, mortal and linked with the earth Human 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)?

6 Introduction 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?

7 In 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

8 Have you ever felt that you didn’t belong? Where do you belong?
What communities do you belong to? Name the Community Benefits of Belonging Duties Responsibilities

9 Catholicism & Community
Pope John Paul II ‘84 Jesus embodies God’s love for us Jesus 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 identity Find a path that is worthy of who you are As a community we can DARE change the world

10 Catholics as Social Beings
Pope’s reference to solidarity points to our belief that we are social beings Why do we need one another? To develop our ability to work and socialize together For help and support To love and to be loved!! (Love= God’s presence)

11 How 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 them An assembly that is once visible and spiritual Endures through time; gathers up in the past and prepares for the future You receive “talents” that enrich your identity and that you must develop to give back Respect those who are in authority who can change over the common good Catholic Community Video

12 Breach of the relationship that God established with creation
Sin & Community What is sin? Breach of the relationship that God established with creation Bring disorder into creation What are ways in which we sin?

13 Sin & Community How can sin play into community and society? (refer to previous slides) Not accepting responsibility for members of our community Not demonstrating respect for those in authority Not taking care of those in need

14 Don’t Be Fooled By Me Please 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.

15 I 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.

16 My 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.

17 Who 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.


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