the shift of paradigm from an ecclesio-centric view of mission to a theocentric one
1. What do you think caused the shift of paradigm from an ecclesio-centric view of mission to a theocentric one? As a student, how should you react to changes happening inside (personal) and outside (societal) you?
2. The Church believes that “action on behalf of justice and participation in the transformation of the world fully appear … as a constitutive dimension of the preaching of the gospel.” (cf. Justicia in Mundo, statement of the Synod of Bishops, 1971). In reference to our lesson on Mission, provide TWO specific and concrete scenarios whereby the highlighted statement may be realized. Provide an actual example for each scenario to elucidate your point.
3. The Old Testament refers to Incarnation as God “pitching his tent among his people” (Exodus 40: 34-38) in order that people will live full lives (John 10:10). In what ways did Jesus, the Incarnate Word, “pitch tent” among his people? How does it inspire you to do the same?