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CALLED TO SALVATION IN CHRIST: CHRISTIAN VISION OF THE HUMAN PERSON

THE ENCOUNTER WITH JESUS


CHRIST IS A CALL TO
DISCIPLESHIP

Unit 1: Lesson D
Introduction

Following Christ is the essential


and primordial foundation of
Christian morality. Jesus’ ways and
words, his deeds and his precepts
constitute the moral rule of
Christian life…. (VS 20)
Introduction

Beatitudes is a set of precepts


that utterly demonstrate the
moral standards of our Lord
and at the same time resonate
His call to follow Him as His
disciples.
IThe Beatitudes
Details the
actions, attitudes
and characteristics
of the Christian life
IThe Beatitudes
Paradoxical
promises that
sustain hope in the
midst of tribulations
The Beatitudes
they proclaim
blessings and
rewards already
secured for Christ’s
disciples
The Beatitudes
exemplified
already in the lives
of the Virgin Mary
and the Saints
The Church: Willed by God to Make
Possible the Encounter with Christ

The Church was instituted by


Christ to perpetuate His
presence on earth. She
signifies in a visible, historical
and tangible form the
presence and redeeming
activity of Christ offered to all
persons of every age, race and
condition.
The Church: Willed by God to Make
Possible the Encounter with Christ

The Church wishes to


serve this single end:
that each person may be
able to find Christ, in
order that Christ may
walk with each person
the path of life. (RH 13)
The Church: Willed by God to Make
Possible the Encounter with Christ

The Church has to remain


deeply conscious of her
"duty in every age of
examining the signs of the
times and interpreting
them in the light of the
Gospel…. (GS 4)
The Church: Willed by God to Make
Possible the Encounter with Christ

As the sacrament of salvation of


all, not only of the explicit
members but also those who
share in the “theandric
communion without explicit
awareness of Christic
foundation,”
THEANDRIC
(literally means "God human”)
refers to those actions of Christ in which he
used the human nature as an instrument of
his divinity. such awere the mriacles of
Christ. Other human activities of Christ,
such as walking, eating, and speaking, are
also theandric, but in a wider sense inas
much as they are human acts of a divine
person.
-- DIVINE ACTS ARE NOT CONSIDERED THEANDRIC
The Church: Willed by God to Make
Possible the Encounter with Christ

The Church is mindful of her task to make present every


time, in every situation the encounter between the spirit and
the flesh, God and mankind. Within the unity of the Church,
promoting and preserving the faith and the moral life is the
task entrusted by Jesus to the Apostles, a task which
continues in the ministry of their successors.
The Church: Willed by God to Make
Possible the Encounter with Christ

This is apparent from the living


Tradition whereby "the Church, in
her teaching, life and worship,
perpetuates and hands on to every
generation all that she is and all that
she believes.” (VS 27)
The Church: Willed by God to Make
Possible the Encounter with Christ

The Church has faithfully preserved what the word of


God teaches, not only about truths which must be
believed but also about moral action, an action
pleasing to God. (1 Thess. 4:1)
The Church: Willed by God to Make
Possible the Encounter with Christ

Assisted by the Holy Spirit who


leads her into all the truth, the
Church has not ceased, nor can
she ever cease, to contemplate
the "mystery of the Word
Incarnate", in whom "light is
shed on the mystery of man.”
(GS 22)
Assignment:
• Write down your poem and record yourself
delivering it, not exceeding 5 minutes. In your
poem:
• describe how young people of today can be true
disciples of Christ
• enumerate concrete ways by which disciples of Christ
can make a difference in today’s word especially in the
face of poverty, violence, and environmental concerns
• Upload on google drive/Facebook a video of their
poem.