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Paradigm Shift in Scripture by Dr. Natividad Pagadut

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Paradigm Shift in Scripture by Dr. Natividad Pagadut

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Paradigm Shift in Scripture by Dr. Natividad Pagadut

  1. 1. DR. NATIVIDAD B. PAGADUT EXECUTIVE SECRETARY EPISCOPAL COMMISSION ON THE BIBLICAL APOSTOLATE
  2. 2. 3rd objective of this 15th Annual Meeting of Catechetical Ministers  3. To engage in a friendly exchange with theological experts in the areas of Scriptures, Doctrine, Morality and Liturgy so as to be updated in the sources (content) of catechesis.
  3. 3. Purpose? to be updated in the sources (content) of catechesis.
  4. 4. My Topic
  5. 5. Outline of my Friendly Sharing 1. What is a paradigm? Paradigm Shift? 2. Why do we need paradigm shifts in catechesis and religious education? 3. How/what are necessary paradigm shifts in teaching Scripture?
  6. 6. paradigm Popularized by Thomas Khun in a book which came out in 1962 entitled “The Structure of Scientific Revolutions”
  7. 7. A paradigm signifies an implicit or explicit set of rules that molds a person’s perspectives, affects the way he sees and shapes his view of the world.
  8. 8. Paradigm shift A change in the basic assumptions within the ruling theory of science. It is what members of a scientific community, and they alone, share.
  9. 9. Outline of my Friendly Sharing 1. What is a paradigm? Paradigm Shift? 2. Why do we need paradigm shifts in catechesis and religious education? 3. How/what are necessary paradigm shifts in teaching Scripture?
  10. 10. Paradigms of the World Paradigms of the Word
  11. 11. His encyclical, Redemptoris Missio New Evangelization: Saint John Paul II describes a situation between the first two options “where entire groups of the baptized have lost a living sense of the faith, or even no longer consider themselves members of the Church, and live a life far removed from Christ and his Gospel. In this case what is needed is a ‘new evangelization’ or a ‘re- evangelization.’”
  12. 12. •Year of Faith •New Evangelization •Year of the Laity File C of NBPagadut 2014
  13. 13. Year of the Laity
  14. 14. VERBUM DOMINI Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of Benedict XV
  15. 15. The New Evangelization?
  16. 16. •Laudato Si
  17. 17.  All Christian people must make a fundamental paradigm choice: the decision between what is and what seems to be, the eternal and the temporal.  Shift from a cultural way of seeing life to a biblical way of seeing life.
  18. 18. OUR PARADIGMS (to be noted in relation to Scripture)
  19. 19. VERBUM DOMINI NO. 74 An important aspect of the Church’s pastoral work which, if used wisely, can help in rediscovering the centrality of God’s word is catechesis, which in its various forms and levels must constantly accompany the journey of the People of God. (See Luke 24: 13- 35)
  20. 20. Various meanings of “Word of God” 1.The Logos refers in the first place to the Eternal Word, the Only Son, begotten of the Father before all ages and consubstantial with him: the word was with God and the word was God. (Jn 1,1) (VD 7)
  21. 21. Various meanings of “Word of God” 2. Voice of Creation 3. Word of men and women in the history of salvation: prophets, apostles, saints 4. Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word.
  22. 22. Various meanings of “Word of God” 5. The living Tradition of the Church 6. The Holy Bible, the written Word of God. 7. Our Conscience
  23. 23. Scripture invites us to paradigms and paradigm shifts
  24. 24. While in the Church we greatly venerate the sacred Scriptures, the Christian faith is not a “religion of the book”: Christianity is the “religion of the word of God,” not of a “written and mute word, but of the incarnate and living Word” (VD 7)
  25. 25. VERBUM DOMINI NO. 74 Here I wish first and foremost to stress that catechesis “must be permeated by the mindset, the spirit and the outlook of the Bible and the Gospels through assiduous contact with the texts themselves; yet it also means remembering that catechesis will be all the richer and more effective for reading the texts with the mind and heart of the Church” and for drawing inspiration from the two millennia of the Church’s reflection and life.
  26. 26. Paradigms and paradigm shifts start with the evangelizer himself/herself.
  27. 27. VERBUM DOMINI NO. 74 A knowledge of biblical personages , events and well known sayings should thus be encouraged; this can also be promoted by the judicious memorization of some passages which are particularly expressive of the Christian mysteries. …. Catechesis should communicate in a lively way the history of salvation and the content of the Church’ faith and so enable every member of the faithful to realize that this history is also part of his or her own life.
  28. 28. No. 85 VD on women  I would like to highlight the recommendations of the Synod concerning the role of women in relation to the word of God. Today, more than in the past, the “feminine genius”, to use the words of John Paul II, has contributed greatly to the understanding of Scriptures and to the whole life of the Church, and this is now also the case with biblical studies. The Synod paid special attention to the indispensable role played by women in the family, education, catechesis and the communication of values.
  29. 29.  “They have an ability to lead people to hear God’s word, to enjoy a personal relationship with God, and to show the meaning of forgiveness; they communicate wars and of evangelical sharing.” They are likewise messengers of love, models of mercy and peacemakers; they communicate warmth and humanity in a world which all too often judges people according to the ruthless criteria of exploitation and profit.
  30. 30. Prepare the Way of Pope Francis Discover the Joy of the Gospel Preparing the Way of the Pope: Discovering the Joy of the Gospel Seminar/Workshop (November 15, 2014)
  31. 31. Our encounter with Jesus gives rise to a desire to share our joy with others. Pope Francis is inviting us “to go forth from our own comfort zone in order to reach all the ‘peripheries’ in need of the light of the Gospel”. Preparing the Way of the Pope: Discovering the Joy of the Gospel Seminar/Workshop (November 15, 2014)
  32. 32. Preparing the Way of the Pope: Discovering the Joy of the Gospel Seminar/Workshop (November 15, 2014)
  33. 33. Simply put, the new evangelization is all about Jesus Christ and living out the faith that draws us closer to him. It’s about your relationship with Christ, as well as helping others to continually develop a relationship with him, too.
  34. 34. Movement From academic, cerebral knowledge To a personal encounter with Jesus
  35. 35. ….. this supreme duty: to proclaim Christ to all peoples"
  36. 36. As men and women who believe in and proclaim the Gospel, we have a responsibility towards creation. Revelation makes known God’s plan for the cosmos, yet it also leads us to denounce that mistaken attitude which refuses to view all created realities as a reflection of their Creator, but instead as mere raw materials, to be exploited without scruple. (VD 108)
  37. 37. Co-responsibility? • Co-responsibility demands a change in mindset especially concerning the role of lay people in the Church. They should not be regarded as “collaborators” of the clergy, but, rather, as people who are really “co-responsible” for the Church’s being and acting. It is therefore important that a mature and committed laity be consolidated, which can make its own specific contribution to the ecclesial mission with respect for the ministries and tasks that each one has in the life of the Church and always in cordial communion with the bishops. (MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE BENEDICT XVI ON THE OCCASION OF THE SIXTH ORDINARY ASSEMBLY OF THE INTERNATIONAL FORUM OF CATHOLIC ACTION) Aug 2012
  38. 38. St. John Paul II, Ecclesia in America, no. 73 • "To this end, it is more necessary than ever for all the faithful to move from a faith of habit, sustained perhaps by social context alone, to a faith which is conscious and personally lived. The renewal of faith will always be the best way to lead others to the Truth that is Christ"
  39. 39. The newness that Pope Francis wishes to restore in the Church’s Mission of Evangelization: JOY
  40. 40. Inviting, first of all, To view the world from the perspective of those “in the underside of history”
  41. 41. Exactly 1) What Jesus did for first century Judaism 2) What Francis of Assisi did for medieval Christianity
  42. 42. JESUS’ Gospel Not about himself as “Christ” “Son of God” But about the reign of God
  43. 43. “GOSPEL” Meaning, “good news” Vocabulary of Isaiah 61
  44. 44. Good news to the Poor Isaiah speaking as a prophet of Hope Consolation
  45. 45. As God’s “mouthpiece” He relied only on “anointing by the Spirit”
  46. 46. Not possible to proclaim God’s GOOD NEWS without being “anointed by the Spirit”
  47. 47. “Anointing” at the Core of Christian Life It is what Baptism is about!
  48. 48. Mark 1:8 “I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
  49. 49. Acts 10:38 “…how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power; how he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.”
  50. 50. Too much focus on Baptism as cleansing Makes us forget the essence of baptism as crossing
  51. 51. “Crossing over” went with Anointing by the Spirit The opening up of heavens God’s voice being heard
  52. 52. It is what people experienced When they encountered Jesus
  53. 53. Anointing by the Spirit Heaven opening up Hearing God’s voice
  54. 54. Experiencing Rebirth From a child of one’s parents To God’s Beloved Child
  55. 55. In Short “The Joy of the Gospel”
  56. 56. Jesus brought the Joy of the Gospel Not through long speeches but through short sound bites, like:
  57. 57. To the woman caught in adultery (John 8:3-11) “Neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more…”
  58. 58. To Zaccheus (Luke 19:1- 10) “Hurry and come down! For I must stay at your house today!”
  59. 59. To the Children (Mark 10:14) “Let the little children come to me; it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.”
  60. 60. To the Paralytic (Mark 2:5) “My son, your sins are forgiven.”
  61. 61. To the Leper (Mark 1:41) “I do will it; be made clean!”
  62. 62. To the woman with hemorrhage (Mark 5:34): "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease."
  63. 63. To the disciples in the midst of a storm at sea (Mark 6:50) “Do not be afraid; it is I.”
  64. 64. To the tax-collectors (Luke 15:7) “…there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.”
  65. 65. To the repentant thief (Luke 23:43) “Today, you will be with me in paradise.”
  66. 66. To the Canaanite Woman (Mat 15:28) "Woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish."
  67. 67. To the Poor (Luke 6:20) “How blessed are you…, the kingdom of God is yours!”
  68. 68. To the weary (Matthew 11:28): “I will give you rest.”
  69. 69. “God News”? It is good news because it brings about an encounter with God.
  70. 70. An experience of: God’s forgiveness God’s healing God’s peace God’s power God’s presence
  71. 71. Good news to the Poor The POOR as the privileged recipients of the GOOD NEWS
  72. 72. Good News as Bad News for those not disposed for it (i.e., “not poor”)
  73. 73. Example: “He went away sad for he had many possessions.”
  74. 74. 2) Francis of Assisi Image of that rich young man who was sad, despite his many possessions…
  75. 75. The Joy of the Gospel Set him free from the prison of sadness and grief
  76. 76. Isaiah 61: Good News = Joy Liberty to captives New sight to the blind Release to prisoners Jubilee year of debts canceled
  77. 77. Francis of Assisi At a time when the Church had deteriorated into a pile of ruins: “Rebuild my Church.”
  78. 78. It was a time When people had gotten used to proclaiming the Gospel without Joy.
  79. 79. Stripped To his barest necessities Freed from superfluities He discovers a hidden treasure, a pearl of great price.
  80. 80. Now clothed again:By the grandeur of nature Taking from the words of the Gospel:
  81. 81. Mat 6:26 “Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns…”
  82. 82. “…and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?”
  83. 83. Mat 6:28-29 “Look at the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin…”
  84. 84. “…yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.”
  85. 85. It was poverty That made Francis discover true wealth That brought him closer to nature
  86. 86. closer kinship to the elements Brother sun Sister moon Brother wind Sister air
  87. 87. Brother wind and sister air… “Open my eyes to visions pure and faith that I may see the glory around me…”
  88. 88. “I am God’s creature; of you I am part. I feel His love awaken in my heart.”
  89. 89. “Brother Sun, sister Moon, I now can see you, I can hear your tune, so much in love with all that I survey.”
  90. 90. From St. Francis to Pope Francis: with the same timeless message of the Gospel.
  91. 91. For people who pursue wealth but end up poor: living a shallow, meaningless, joyless existence of broken relationships (with nature, with one another, with God)
  92. 92. Losing a sense of God’s Amazing Grace which alone awakens FAITH in us i.e., the human ability to respond to the God who speaks to us, the God who loved us first.
  93. 93. An Experience of AWAKENING To God’s Love To the Sweet Sound of God’s Voice Of God’s Amazing Grace
  94. 94. This is what THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL is about!
  95. 95. A Joy that amazes… I once was lost but now I’m found…
  96. 96. “I’m found.” I did not find him. He found me.
  97. 97. Like a lost sheep whom the Shepherd did not give up on.
  98. 98. Just when you thought He had left you to die in the cold dark night… (It was after all your fault that you had gotten lost…)
  99. 99. You suddenly hear His Voice: Which makes you realize: He had not stopped looking for you. You were blinded, but now you see: the Shepherd’s Joy in finding you and bringing you home…
  100. 100. Sing Along: Stanzas 1 & 3 Amazing grace how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me.
  101. 101. I once was lost but now I’m found; was blind but now I see.
  102. 102. Through many dangers, toils and snares… I have already come.
  103. 103. T’was grace that brought us safe thus far… and grace will lead me home.

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