Read p. 42 Explain what the word “vocation” means. Who calls? Who is called? What are they called to do? What sort of thing could this involve? Give an example of a “calling” from the bible What 3 group of people are considered to have a “vocation”? Explain what they are. Look on p. 43 **How is Christian vocation different from other things people may be drawn to do in their lives? What is Vocation? To understand the meaning of “vocation” To know and analyse the Parable of the Talents. • From the latin “vocare” = to call • Who calls? Whom? To what ?
A vocation is God’s _____to follow Jesus, loving and ________ God and ______.
The Parable of the Talents(how we should use God’s gifts) • Summarise the parable (be accurate with what the master says at the end to the 3rd servant) • Read the meaning on p.43. • What is the symbolism of • The master • The money • The master’s house • Explain what God expects of us: what should we do with our abilities/gifts/ talents ? **Is it fair for God to expect us to make more of our lives and put to use the abilities we are given? 14 “Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his wealth to them. 15 To one he gave five bags of gold, to another two bags, and to another one bag,[a] each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. 16 The man who had received five bags of gold went at once and put his money to work and gained five bags more. 17 So also, the one with two bags of gold gained two more. 18 But the man who had received one bag went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money. 19 “After a long time the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them
A vocation is God’s ____ to follow Jesus and the responsibility to live a p_________ life, loving and _______ God and ______.