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Nature of Truth and Spirituality
What is Spirituality? Objectives: To identify and understand what the term ‘spirituality’ means
What does it mean to be human? Key Words…. How would you define them? ? ? Soul. Emotions. Spirituality-
What is Spirituality? ? ? Many people believe that there is more to life than possessions whether or not they believe in God- they are aware that there are important things in life that are deeper than physical belongings and possessions. This is called SPIRITUALITY
How Spiritual Are You? Play game to see how spiritual you are?
Add up your score • 1. A= 5 B= 4 C=2 D=1 • 9. A=5 • 2. A=5 B=4 C=2 D=1 • 10. A=5 B=4 C=2 D=1 • 3. A=1 B=2 C=4 D=5 • 11. A=5 B=4 C=3 D=1 • 4. A=4 B= 2 C=2 D=4 • 12. A=1 B=3 C=3 D=1 • 5. A=5 B=4 D=1 • 13. A=5 B=4 C=1 D=1 • 6. A=1 B= 2 C=3 D= 5 • 14. A=5 B=3 C=2 D=1 • 7. A=4 B=3 C=2 D=1 • 15 A=4 B=1 • 8. A=3 B=1 C=1 D=3 • 16. A=5 B=4 C=2 C=1 C=2 D=1 D=3 D=1
• Spiritual Person • Materialistic • People who believe in • People who live only something greater and for the now find more meaningful than pleasure in possessions what we see, touch, -materialistic hear, smell and taste are said to be spiritual.
Spirituality may involve • A feeing of awe and wonder e. g. beauty of nature • Artistic creativity e. g. painting, writing, music • Awareness of one’s own identity, uniqueness and value • Awareness of the preciousness of the universe and all living things • Awareness of the presence of god (or some power beyond oneself)
Religious believers express their spirituality by 1. Belonging to a faith community 2. Individual commitment 3. Service to others
Belonging to a faith community • • • Worship Study of the faith Spiritual enrichment Answer ultimate questions Sense of belonging receive guidance, support encouragement and comfort • Act of witness to the outside world
Expression of individual commitment Individuals show their spirituality through their use of symbolism. For example, carrying out acts of devotion such as kneeling, bowing and prostrating. Piety – religious devotion e. g. worship Creativity – architecture, religious art e. g. Sistine chapel
Religious Experience • A personal experience of God or the Divine
Support voluntary organisations Spirituality can be expressed by becoming involved in voluntary work on behalf of others. Example: Christians- Christian Aid
Support of voluntary organisations. Christians believe their faith is not only about personal spiritual growth but also about expressing the teachings and love of Jesus in a practical way. The Parable of the Good Samaritan are an inspiration for social action. This may range from full-time work in large international organisations to helping in local volunteer groups.