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Grace as a unitary experience of acceptance:. Divine acceptance Conversion Discipleship in the community Witness and service. Divine acceptance is a sheer gift…. God, in accepting us, reveals that we are intrinsically-able-to- be-accepted … … our intrinsic acceptability is a gift!.

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Grace as a unitary experience of acceptance:

Divine acceptance

Conversion

Discipleship in the community

Witness and service

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Divine acceptance is a sheer gift…

God, in accepting us, reveals that we are intrinsically-able-to- be-accepted…

… our intrinsic acceptability is a gift!

Acceptance

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God’s free communication of acceptance to the creature…

Is a constant and continuous gift received as such by the creature

Includes the gifting of the creature with acceptability

Acceptance

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God’s gift of acceptance and of intrinsic acceptability…

…empowers us to a NEW RELATIONSHIP to SELF, to GOD and to OTHER

Acceptance

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Jesus is the parable of God’s gracious acceptance

Jesus constantly received all that he was from the Father in the Holy Spirit.

The Father spoke a “yes” to Jesus of unconditional acceptance.

Jesus communicated what he received to others: to the guilt-ridden, demoniacs, sick, self-righteous and children.

Acceptance

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Acceptance

Acceptance

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Conversion

The love-acceptance of God draws the “falsely self-assertive and harmfully dependent ego” into a relationship that is life-giving.

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My self-love now begins to be a healthy one, fruit of the gracious offer that I am learning to accept.

Conversion

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Conversion

God’s love-acceptance draws me fromwillful isolation(sin) to a genuine relationship (conversion).

Not only our sins, but also our gifts can draw us to isolation.

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Conversion

The accepting, gracious God of love draws ourselves – our goodness and guilt – out of isolation into life-giving relationship.

Conversion is not a condition for the gift of Jesus’ (God’s) acceptance.

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discipleship

in Community

Genuine relationship with Jesus empowers us to accept...

(a) the real God into our lives and…

(b) our real humanity in God’s term.

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Personal intimate relationship with Christ…

… shows us in practical, life changing ways who God is for us and who we are called to be.

discipleship

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in Community

Discipleship implies fellowship with the Father and with other people (even sinners)

discipleship

It is “discipleship in community” which finds explicit expressions in the liturgy – particularly in the Eucharist – in personal prayer, discernment in the Church

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Community

discipleship

“Discipleship in community” is the enveloping and grounding dynamism of our whole selves as oriented toward God’s own life

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From acceptance, through conversion, into community and discipleship experience… emerges a healthy self-forgetfulness and self-transcendence towards the neighbor…

Witness

witness

service

Service

Self-transcendence toward one’s neighbor expresses itself in terms of WITNESS and SERVICE

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witness

Towards “witness”: touched by Jesus, the disciples now represent Jesus to the people… places them in a kind of a decision-situation: for or against Jesus

service

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witness

service

Towards “service”: these are particular beneficial effects my loving actions can have on others. Helping others is empowering them.