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Name two core Catholic beliefs that you try to live by. Why is each important to you? Describe a situation you have been in that confirmed the importance of one of these beliefs in your own life (for example, resisting the temptation to cheat or talking to someone that everyone else ignores). In what ways have you seen God reveal God's self to us in everyday life? How can you better recognize God in your life? State a daily goal for yourself to help you recognize God in your midst.
All of us have been in situations where we've been hurt by someone's actions or words, and wondered why it's happened to us.Describe a time in which you have either a) offered forgiveness to another person, or b) been forgiven by another person. What was that experience like for you? In the experience that came to mind, what caused the brokenness?
Forgiveness is a choice. What made healing/forgiveness possible? Sin separates us from God and from one another. How is your relationship with God? How are the relationships with your family, friends, people you encounter each day? Do you feel like there is a need for Reconciliation? What steps can be taken to achieve Reconciliation?
Here is a link to the full text of the Nicene Creed: http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/index.cfm
Put into words the creed that has been guiding your life up to now. What statements and beliefs have you lived by? Where did these ideas come from? Explain how you might change your personal creed so as to be a better follower of Jesus. (Hint: Draw upon the Nicene Creed for help.) End your paper by writing 8 sentences putting The Creed into your own words.
Reflect on your own life. What are you good at (this could be something you have noticed or someone else has noticed in you)? How do you plan on nurturing this gift? How can God help you share this gift and how can you use it to glorify God? Consider the traditional Catholic saints. What saint’s story speaks to you (you can use one Mrs. Spillman spoke about or research on your own)? How does this saint challenge you?
Describe a group, team, or organization you are a member of (school club, sports, your family, etc.). How does it feel to be a part of that group? Think about what it’s like for you to be a member of the Catholic Church. What are some challenges to living a life directed toward others, keeping Christ at the center of your life? What are some blessings? How will getting Confirmed inspire you to live as a full member of the Church?