Church and the Kingdom of God

All these mindmaps are the AQA revision guide condensed further so everything is very condesed and simple 

I printed mine on A3 paper as i found it v difficult to use online and A4 was wayyy too small making the bubbles unreadable 

Beware of the typos I was too lazy to fix them whoops 

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  • Church and the Kingdom of God
    • Pilgrimage
      • life = pilgrimage to "heavenly city" Gaudium et Spes
        • towards God
        • everything they should do gets them closer to God
      • Jerusalem
        • Jesus died = visit Jesus tomb + last journey
        • share in  Jesus' life + suffering
        • renew their faith
      • Rome
        • centre of Catholic faith
        • Peter died there (tomb = st Basilica)
        • show their commitment to the catholic church
      • Lourdes
        • Bernadette saw visions of mary - told to dig = spring
        • spring has healing pepper = people bathe in them (physically or spirally argument)
        • Strength and peace in body + mind
    • Stations of the Cross
      • Reflect on  short reading about the events shown + prayer (dramatised prayer) = feel more involved
      • accompany Jesus on his last journey = sharing his suffering (gratitude)
      • stay focused
    • Mission + Evangelism (in drama)
      • Les Miserables
        • show Gods love through doing good actions e.g. Bishop stops Valjean from going to jail
        • Bishops act of love + forgiveness persuades Valjean to become better
        • Shows having the right attitude is more important than following Gods law
          • like how Javert saves Valjean from prison - goodness wins law
      • The Mission
        • requires total commitment to God as they may face hardships - test of faith
        • e.g. priest stay to defend the native ppl despite danger to their own lives
      • show in their lives + actions
    • The Kingdom of God
      • Kingdom began when Jesus was born - gods power came to earth
      • established through jesus resurrection (HOLY SPIRIT)
      • extended by Christians who spread the Kingdom on earth
      • Completed at the end of time - eternal happiness
    • The Lord's Prayer
      • "Our Father" - trusting relationship
      • "Hollowed' - respect his holiness + majesty
      • "Give us this day our daily bread" - provide basic needs to survive (helps kingdom grow)
      • "Forgives us.... deliver us from Evil" - comer closer to god _+ resist sin by Gods grace
    • Justice
      • ensures all ppl have access to basic human rights = should be treated fairly
      • loved equally by  God
      • respect the dignity of every person
      • Equality = "...goods created by God for everyone should in fact reach everyone" Catechism
    • Peace
      • total trust + until between ppl
      • flows from justice
      • removal of tensions
      • accept the rights of every individual
      • comes from a persons heart
      • "...founded on truth, built up on justice" Pacem in Terris
    • Reconciliation
      • brings people back together
      • restores damaged relationships
      • requires ppl to learn from past + work together
      • relies on acceptance + empathy
    • Hierarchy of the Catholic Church
      • 1. the Pope - has authority from God (calls on council when there is a need to discuss issues that impact whole church
      • 2. cardinal
      • 3. bishop - successor to apostles
      • 4. priests
      • 5. Deacons - preach word of God
      • 6. Lay people
    • the Second Vatican Council (church = more relevant to modern world)
      • Dei Verbum (the Word of God)
        • deals with interpretation of Bible
        • Bible not interpreted literally
      • SacrosanctumConcillium (on the Sacred liturgy)
        • Deals with  church services
        • people should be able to take part fully in worship
        • hear the mass in their on lang
      • Gaudium et Spez
        • issues related to modern society
        • stresses church should not be serrate to modern society but guide ppl in modern world
      • Lumen Gentium (on the Church)
        • nature + structure of church
        • stresses lay ppl have important role to play in church
        • emphasises idea of church moving forwards with modern society
    • The importance of Mary + the Magnificat
      • Mary shows humility = "for he is looked with favour, he has looked on the lowliness of his servant'
      • Mary praises Gods greatness + his love for humanity
      • Shows her appearance of gods will = role of Jesus' mum
      • Shows her trust in God as she was an unmarried teen who could have been killed for adultery
    • Why is the magnificatcontroversial
      • sense of revolution in the prayer: "he filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away empty"
        • encourages the weak + poor to rebel against those with power e.g. gov = divide in society
      • BUT others believe God supports the weak + helpless + those who support God will be saved
    • The 4 marks of the church
      • One
        • church is united in one body
      • Holy
        • The presence of God makes the church holy as we are guided bt the Holy Spirit
        • Everyone is made holy through Baptism
      • Apostolic
        • Church teachings are built on teachings of 12 apostles =  guidance
      • Catholic
        • The beliefs of the church are universal
    • Apostolic succession + the Magisterium
      • Bishops + Popes = successors to apostles = authority of Peter
      • combined authority of B+P = Magesterium
      • church is guided by Holy Spirit so can"t be wrong
    • How is the church concillar?
      • councils are held to make important decisions
      • helps the pope to discuss issues
      • Coucils influence the teachings + direction of the Church
      • express the voice of whole church
    • How is the Church Pontifical?
      • Pope = leader with highest authority
      • authority passed from generations by Peter
      • Pope + representative of Christ on earth
      • teachings = infallible
      • Decisions of the council have no authority if not approved by the Pope
    • Catholic social teachings
      • God loves all people
      • without lay people = no church
      • Need to support the weakest + poorest members of society = equality
        • " all men... ought to work for the rightful betterment of this world" Gaudium et Spes
      • Church = against economic exploitation + a culture of greed
    • Kingdom Values
      • the way God wants ppl to act in his Kingdom
      • expressed in the beatitudes+ Jesus" teachings e.g. love + obedience+ mercy
    • Christian Vocations = call from God
      • Priesthood
        • an ordained minister of the catholic church
        • take a promise of celibacy = commitment to God
        • serves others
        • takes a promise of obedience the bishop
      • Family life
        • love unites family
        • parents show kingdom values in their relationship with others
        • teach their children kingdom values = spread Kingdom on earth
      • Religious Life (monks + nuns)
        • vow of poverty, chastity + obedience= commitment
        • simple lives dedicated to prayer + serving others
        • monasteries have a sense of peace for concentrated prayer
        • roles = teachers or nurses = show love + spread kingdom
    • How does Pope Francis show Justice?
      • Increased number of priests working among the poor
      • aims to inspire others to live more simply = lives in small flat
      • criticises economic polices that lead to exploitation - speaks out against abuse
    • How does Pope Francis show peace
      • played major role in restoring relations between Cuba + USA
      • Brings together leaders of countries that have been at war with eachother through prayer
      • Uses his public addreses to pray for peace
    • How does Pope Francis show Reconciliation
      • goes to a local prison to wash the feet of 12 prisoners including Muslims (every Maundy Thursday)
      • visited areas of tension in the world = help restore harmony
      • he has helped to reconcile tensions between Muslims, Jews + Christians by prayer

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