Theme 1: Do I have a heart of gold?
- examine and evaluate their attitudes towards other people
- express the meaning of “pure of heart”
- identify ways they can be more generous in their attitudes
- understand how Jesus models a generous attitude toward others
- outline strategies for readjusting their attitudes when necessary
- “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God” (Matthew 5.8).
- We are called to be pure of heart – to desire what God desires.
- When we are “pure in heart” we are able to love and give generously, even as God does.
- When we are pure in heart we are able to see according to God. We are able to have a generous attitude toward others, to recognize their goodness and to forgive their faults.
- Modesty is an appreciation of our dignity and of the dignity of all other people.
Theme 2: How do I get satisfaction?
- define envy and understand why envy is a sin
- compare and contrast common attitudes in our society with the ninth and tenth commandments
- use the ninth and tenth commandments as a tool for critical reflection on career and life skills planning
- identify and evaluate criteria for achieving satisfaction
- Envy is a resentment towards another’s well-being. It is a refusal to love fully.
- The ninth and tenth commandments forbid reducing relationships to opportunities for carnal, personal or commercial gain.
- God desires and enables us to rejoice in our own and in others’ good fortune, happiness and blessing.
- Our ardent desires are satisfied when they are directed toward the love of God and neighbour.