Topic 3 : Freedom and Responsibility Lessons 1: The meaning of freedom 2: Pauline view of freedom 3: Freedom and moral obl...
Objectives  – to lead the students 1: to explain the meaning of freedom 2: to explain the Pauline view of freedom, and 3: ...
John 14:1-6
For Christians, the norm by which all their thoughts, words, and deeds are judged and evaluated morally is not some law, b...
Unlike men and women who only serve as good examples to us, Jesus Christ is our source of inner strength.  His love transf...
Integration Morals : In Christ and through Christ, we have acquired full awareness of our dignity, of the heights to which...
Integration Worship : Jesus shows us that true worship is obedience to the Father.  (CFC 1498)
THE MEANING OF HUMAN FREEDOM
<ul><li>When in your life did you feel most free?  Describe your experience. </li></ul>2.  When in your life did you feel ...
What feelings came with the experience of freedom?  …  with the experience of unfreedom?
<ul><li>Wrong notion of freedom: </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom is simply doing what I want to do, no matter what. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Wrong notion of freedom: </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom is the right to say or do anything anytime I like to do it. </l...
<ul><li>Wrong notion of freedom: </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom is my own private individual possession. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Wrong notion of freedom: </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom is without authority, law or norm. </li></ul>
 
 
Church Teaching GAUDIUM ET SPES 17 Only in freedom can man direct himself toward goodness.  Our contemporaries make much o...
GAUDIUM ET SPES 17 Only in freedom can man direct himself toward goodness.  Our contemporaries make much of this freedom a...
FREEDOM IS SOCIAL AND RELATIONAL. This means that because we are created by God as persons-in-community, our freedom is al...
FREEDOM IS SOCIAL AND RELATIONAL. <ul><li>Our true freedom is fostered when people respect the freedom and dignity of all ...
FREEDOM IS SOCIAL AND RELATIONAL. <ul><li>Our true freedom is threatened when people simply do what they want to do withou...
FREEDOM IS SOCIAL AND RELATIONAL. What examples inside the classroom can you give to illustrate the truth that freedom is ...
TRUE FREEDOM IS “DOING  THE GOOD.” <ul><li>True freedom is not the capacity “to do anything we want” but the capacity “to ...
Church Teaching GAUDIUM ET SPES 17 For its part, authentic freedom is an exceptional sign of the divine image within man… ...
GAUDIUM ET SPES 17 For its part,  authentic freedom is an exceptional sign of the divine image within man…  Man achieves s...
IN EXERCISING TRUE FREEDOM, HUMAN PERSONS ARE BEING  IMAGE OF GOD . <ul><li>By using our intellect and will to choose what...
GAUDIUM ET SPES 17 For its part, authentic freedom is an exceptional sign of the divine image within man…   Man achieves s...
WE ARE RATIONAL BEINGS CREATED WITH INTELLECT AND WILL, THUS RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR OWN FREE ACTS. <ul><li>We cannot blame ot...
THE LEVELS OF FREEDOM (CFC 697)
Authentic freedom is  freedom from  obstacles that opposes our true self-becoming with others in community.
What exterior obstacles hinder you from becoming  a good …?
Some exterior obstacles: Biological Psychological Social
What interior obstacles hinder you from becoming  a good …?
Some interior obstacles: Ignorance Disordered passions Fears Personality defects Bad habits Prejudices Psychological distu...
The greatest single obstacle to authentic freedom is SIN.
Authentic freedom does not mean merely the absence of obstacles.  Authentic freedom  has a purpose.
This  freedom from   is directed towards  the more important  freedom for.
FREEDOM FOR   growing as full persons  and children of God,  sharing in the life of Christ through his Spirit.
Two levels of “ freedom for ”: <ul><li>fundamental option of freedom </li></ul><ul><li>freedom of choice </li></ul>
FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOM -  This freedom is fundamental because it is the person’s basic option underlying all his particular m...
FREEDOM OF CHOICE -  particular choices  we make from many different options  in our everyday life - moral choices
How are the two levels related? By consistently choosing to do the good,  we gradually become  loving persons.
INTEGRATION Morals:   Human freedom is authentically exercised in choosing what is morally good. Doctrine:   Doing the goo...
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  1. 1. Topic 3 : Freedom and Responsibility Lessons 1: The meaning of freedom 2: Pauline view of freedom 3: Freedom and moral obligation
  2. 2. Objectives – to lead the students 1: to explain the meaning of freedom 2: to explain the Pauline view of freedom, and 3: to discuss the exercise of responsible freedom
  3. 3. John 14:1-6
  4. 4. For Christians, the norm by which all their thoughts, words, and deeds are judged and evaluated morally is not some law, but the person of Jesus Christ. CFC 796 Church teaching :
  5. 5. Unlike men and women who only serve as good examples to us, Jesus Christ is our source of inner strength. His love transforms us and empowers us to conversion, allowing us to commit ourselves to God and others, through, with, and in Him.
  6. 6. Integration Morals : In Christ and through Christ, we have acquired full awareness of our dignity, of the heights to which we are raised, of the surpassing worth of our humanity, and of the meaning of our existence. (CFC 684)
  7. 7. Integration Worship : Jesus shows us that true worship is obedience to the Father. (CFC 1498)
  8. 8. THE MEANING OF HUMAN FREEDOM
  9. 9. <ul><li>When in your life did you feel most free? Describe your experience. </li></ul>2. When in your life did you feel most unfree? Describe your experience.
  10. 10. What feelings came with the experience of freedom? … with the experience of unfreedom?
  11. 11. <ul><li>Wrong notion of freedom: </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom is simply doing what I want to do, no matter what. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Wrong notion of freedom: </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom is the right to say or do anything anytime I like to do it. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Wrong notion of freedom: </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom is my own private individual possession. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Wrong notion of freedom: </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom is without authority, law or norm. </li></ul>
  15. 17. Church Teaching GAUDIUM ET SPES 17 Only in freedom can man direct himself toward goodness. Our contemporaries make much of this freedom and pursue it eagerly; and rightly so, to be sure. Often, however, they foster it perversely as a license for doing whatever pleases them, even if it is evil.
  16. 18. GAUDIUM ET SPES 17 Only in freedom can man direct himself toward goodness. Our contemporaries make much of this freedom and pursue it eagerly; and rightly so, to be sure. Often, however, they foster it perversely as a license for doing whatever pleases them, even if it is evil. WHAT IS A WRONG NOTION OF FREEDOM?
  17. 19. FREEDOM IS SOCIAL AND RELATIONAL. This means that because we are created by God as persons-in-community, our freedom is always social and relational.
  18. 20. FREEDOM IS SOCIAL AND RELATIONAL. <ul><li>Our true freedom is fostered when people respect the freedom and dignity of all persons. </li></ul>
  19. 21. FREEDOM IS SOCIAL AND RELATIONAL. <ul><li>Our true freedom is threatened when people simply do what they want to do without regard for the good of other members in the community. </li></ul>
  20. 22. FREEDOM IS SOCIAL AND RELATIONAL. What examples inside the classroom can you give to illustrate the truth that freedom is social and relational?
  21. 23. TRUE FREEDOM IS “DOING THE GOOD.” <ul><li>True freedom is not the capacity “to do anything we want” but the capacity “to do what we should as persons-in-community.” In short, true freedom is “doing the good.” </li></ul>
  22. 24. Church Teaching GAUDIUM ET SPES 17 For its part, authentic freedom is an exceptional sign of the divine image within man… Man achieves such dignity when, emancipating himself from all captivity to passion, he pursues his goal in a spontaneous choice of what is good and procures for himself, through effective and skillful action, apt means to that end.
  23. 25. GAUDIUM ET SPES 17 For its part, authentic freedom is an exceptional sign of the divine image within man… Man achieves such dignity when, emancipating himself from all captivity to passion, he pursues his goal in a spontaneous choice of what is good and procures for himself, through effective and skillful action, apt means to that end. HOW ARE FREEDOM AND HUMAN NATURE RELATED?
  24. 26. IN EXERCISING TRUE FREEDOM, HUMAN PERSONS ARE BEING IMAGE OF GOD . <ul><li>By using our intellect and will to choose what is good and do it, we achieve the true dignity of our freedom as God’s image. </li></ul>
  25. 27. GAUDIUM ET SPES 17 For its part, authentic freedom is an exceptional sign of the divine image within man… Man achieves such dignity when, emancipating himself from all captivity to passion, he pursues his goal in a spontaneous choice of what is good and procures for himself, through effective and skillful action , apt means to that end . HOW DOES MAN ACHIEVE DIGNITY OF FREEDOM?
  26. 28. WE ARE RATIONAL BEINGS CREATED WITH INTELLECT AND WILL, THUS RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR OWN FREE ACTS. <ul><li>We cannot blame others and/or situations for the choices that we make. </li></ul>
  27. 29. THE LEVELS OF FREEDOM (CFC 697)
  28. 30. Authentic freedom is freedom from obstacles that opposes our true self-becoming with others in community.
  29. 31. What exterior obstacles hinder you from becoming a good …?
  30. 32. Some exterior obstacles: Biological Psychological Social
  31. 33. What interior obstacles hinder you from becoming a good …?
  32. 34. Some interior obstacles: Ignorance Disordered passions Fears Personality defects Bad habits Prejudices Psychological disturbances
  33. 35. The greatest single obstacle to authentic freedom is SIN.
  34. 36. Authentic freedom does not mean merely the absence of obstacles. Authentic freedom has a purpose.
  35. 37. This freedom from is directed towards the more important freedom for.
  36. 38. FREEDOM FOR growing as full persons and children of God, sharing in the life of Christ through his Spirit.
  37. 39. Two levels of “ freedom for ”: <ul><li>fundamental option of freedom </li></ul><ul><li>freedom of choice </li></ul>
  38. 40. FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOM - This freedom is fundamental because it is the person’s basic option underlying all his particular moral choices.
  39. 41. FREEDOM OF CHOICE - particular choices we make from many different options in our everyday life - moral choices
  40. 42. How are the two levels related? By consistently choosing to do the good, we gradually become loving persons.
  41. 43. INTEGRATION Morals: Human freedom is authentically exercised in choosing what is morally good. Doctrine: Doing the good means acting it according to our human nature as created by God. Worship: Authentic freedom is fully realized in Jesus Christ, through the grace and power of His Spirit.

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