Vocation - (GCSE) Religious Studies A Unit 4

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Vocation = Calling

Christians believe that everyone is called by God

Vocation is the calling of God to every human being

Anyone may feel called to a certain profession or role in life

However a christian vocation isn't about worldly success or achievement, a Christian vocation is about a person 'serving God and serving others, loving God and loving others'


Responding to God's Call

Laity

Men and women called to live active lives supporting their Church in many different ways

Men and women are called to use their talents to support the Church and their faith

Sacrament of Holy Orders

Men called to be deacons, priests and bishops

Men are called to use their talents and become active members of the Church, such as deacons

Religious Orders

Men and women called to live single lives as members of religious communities

Men and women are called to use their talents in their communities so they will gain from them, not lose

Deacon  =  helps with religious services, cannot perform mass, can get married

The Parable of the Talents

"Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. <--gifts from God  To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work <--he put his talents to work and gained five more <--called to earn more to please their master So also, the one with the two talents gained two more. But the man who had received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money   "  <--he his his talents away

"After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. The man who had received the five talents brought the other five. 'Master', he said, 'you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more'."

"His master replied, 'Well done good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'" <--reward for his work

"The man with the two talents also came. 'Master', he said, 'you entrusted me with two talents; see, I have gained two more."

"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'"

"Then the man who had received one talent came. 'Master', he said,'I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed'. <--doing something when you have not done the thing before it? So I was afraid and went out and hid you

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