October 18, 2014 During this class we discussed our papers about the article, “The Four Faces of Jesus” by Virginia Smith as well as the introduction to the book “Who is Jesus? An Introduction to Christology” by Thomas P. Rausch.
As we prepare for each class we usually have a reading assignment. When we read something for class, we produce a one page paper that contains three or four parts:
- What did I learn? (Intellectual Component)
This is 5 – 10 complete ideas and how they are important to the topic.
- How was I nourished? (Spiritual Component)
In this section we reflect and explain how the reading makes us a better person, a better Christian and better servant.
- How does this help me or how can I apply it to my ministry? (Pastoral Component)
This section is where we explain how we are putting the reading into practice: in our family, in our work, in the community, etc.
- Questions and Comments
This last part is optional, we try to think of something because there is always something new we can learn.
During this portion of the class everyone discussed briefly what aspects of the two readings touched them. To Jay, it was the concept of seeing Jesus as both God and man at the same time. The example used was a 3D picture. As you look at the picture you have a fuzzy view of the image. You also see aspects of the image that are red in color and others that are blue (i.e. God and man). When you look through your 3D glasses of faith, you see the image clearly and with depth. The separation cause by the blue and red and no longer there.
To Candy, it was the Jesus was the guerrilla fighter. Jesus came to remind the faithful of laws of God which had been forgotten. Jesus preached to the sinners, those who were on the margins, who were shunned by society, the sick and afflicted, those who were on the outer edges of society, who were a constant reminder that life is uncertain. Jesus challenged those in power, made them question his authority to question theirs. Jesus caused turmoil and unrest within the Sanhedrin and the Pharisees, bringing to light their customs and rituals and stances on society, that those who were on the fringe, the marginalized and who were shunned were exactly who he was sent to minister to and heal.
Our next class will be at Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills.
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Diaconate Formation Office
Archdiocese of Los Angeles
3424 Wilshire Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90010-2241
Or, Attend an information day:
Sunday, October 26, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Incarnation Community Center, 214 West Fairview Ave. Glendale, CA 91202
Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. John Chrysostom Parish, 546 E. Florence Ave. Inglewood, CA 90301.
Candy & Jay Krueger,
Candidacy Year II, Diaconate Formation,
Holy Family Church, South Pasadena, CA