Case Analyses: Reading the Bible

INSTRUCTIONS: Read and analyze the following the cases about how people read or use the bible. Based on the video of Cardinal Antonio Tagle, D.D. about how to use the Bible, make a stand as to whether you agree or disagree with the case assigned to your group.  In defending your stand, you may also use what you learned from last year’s CLE lessons.

Case Assignments:

Case #1: Group 1 and 2

Case #2: Group 3 and 4

Case #3: Group 5 and 6

Case #4: Group 7 and 8

Case #5: Group 9 and 10

OUTPUT: Post your answers by leaving a comment below. LIMIT your answers to 3 complete sentences. You are encouraged to COMMENT on the posts of the other group assigned to the same case or other cases.

Time limit: 15 minutes.

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Case #1:  The Book of Answers

“Will I find my true love?”, “What should I take in College?” or “Should I study here or abroad?” Gino tells his friends that all these difficult questions about life have answers that can be found in the Bible. He opens the Bible on a random page, closes his eyes and points to a random verse. He exclaims that God answers his question through that particular verse.

Guide question: Based on Cardinal Tagle’s video, do you agree or disagree with how the bible was used in this case?

Case #2: Written by a Very Good Secretary

Lino shared with his friend. The Bible is a book written by people as God dictates them to do so, just like a boss narrates to his secretary what needs to be written. He wants every word that is written to be exactly the words that he mentioned to the people. Therefore, this book is indeed perfect. Everything written in the Bible directly comes from God and we must follow it word per word.

Guide question: Based on Cardinal Tagle’s video, do you agree or disagree with how the bible was used in this case?

Case #3: World History Textbook

Gino asked his Social Studies teacher, “Cher, can I use the Holy Bible in my research on the civilizations that fluorished in the Middle East? I heard that there are a lot of political characters there. I think I will be able to get a good historical data of what really happened during that period in that region. Then, I can compare it to what is happening now in Israel and Palestine.”

Guide question: Based on Cardinal Tagle’s video, do you agree or disagree with how the bible was used in this case?

Case #4: Conflicting Stories

The stories in the Bible are conflicting for Lino. He is already having doubts in reading the Bible because a lot of historical or scientific data do not match nor make sense. For instance, how can the world be created in six days and man to appear on the last day? Why does science say it took billions of years before man came into the picture of creation? Lino believes that the the Bible may lose its credibility because of these mistakes in scientific or factual data.

Guide question: Based on Cardinal Tagle’s video, do you agree or disagree with how the bible was used in this case?

Case #5: Personal Self-help Book

Gino keeps his Bible by his bedside as a reading material before going to sleep. “This book really speaks to me as if it was really meant for me.” He recommends it for others to have and to read. When asked by a friend if he read it correctly, he said, “Don’t worry. In whichever way you read it, as long as it helps you, inspires you and makes you feel good, it should be correct.”

Guide question: Based on Cardinal Tagle’s video, do you agree or disagree with how the bible was used in this case?

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CLE Take Home Task

Good Morning Gentlemen,

Please watch the video found in this link: http://xvr.in/P9b and answer the following guide questions:

1.)    What is the Main Idea of the Video?

2.)  What are the CONCEPTS discussed in the video?

3.)  How do the CONCEPTS and Main Idea relate with H2 CLE?

Prepare for an In-depth discussion next meeting. Make sure you have answers to the questions above.

 

Sincerely,

Mr. Mercado

G10 and G9 Prayer Format

G10 PRAYER FORMAT

  • Make the Sign of the Cross
  • Say a special intention for a particular current Social Issue (E.g. Lord, we pray for the civilians caught in the conflict between Russia and Urkaine. May peace come to their homes as soon as possible).
  • Gospel Reading of the Day
    • The prayer leader should write the Gospel passage on the board before the prayer begins. The rest of the class should already look for the assigned Gospel passage.
    • The prayer leader should follow the proper way of reading the Gospels. The leader should begin with: “A Reading from the Gospel according to…” then everyone will say: “Glory to you, O Lord.” (Making the proper gesture) Then, at the end of the Gospel the leader will say: “The Gospel of the Lord.” Everyone will respond: “Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ.”
    • Refer to http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings or http://www.catholic.org/bible/daily_reading for the readings of the day.
  • Short Moment of Silence
  • Short Prayer-Reflection
    • This is in the form of a personally-composed reflection and 1-2 reflection questions.
    • A short reflection related to the passage is recommended. It is also recommended that the leader is able to connect the passage to the lesson at hand or to the general theme of G10, which is to Finding Happiness by living as Christ lived.
    • Finally, the prayer-reflection may end by asking for God’s grace needed for the day or for the period.
  • The Xaverian’s Prayer
    • Jesu, lux mundi… Luceat lux nostra! (Jesus, light of the world… Let our light shine!)
  • Invocation to the Saints (Class Patron – if blessed or saint, St. Francis Xavier and St. Ignatius of Loyola)
  • Make the Sign of the Cross

G9 PRAYER FORMAT

  • Make the Sign of the Cross
  • Gospel Reading of the Day
    • The prayer leader should write the Gospel passage on the board before the prayer begins. The rest of the class should already look for the assigned Gospel passage.
    • The prayer leader should follow the proper way of reading the Gospels. The leader should begin with: “A Reading from the Gospel according to…” then everyone will say: “Glory to you, O Lord.” (Making the proper gesture) Then, at the end of the Gospel the leader will say: “The Gospel of the Lord.” Everyone will respond: “Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ.”
    • Refer to http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings or http://www.catholic.org/bible/daily_reading for the readings of the day.
  • Short Moment of Silence
  • Short Prayer-Reflection
    • This is in the form of a personally-composed reflection and 1-2 reflection questions.
    • A short reflection related to the passage is recommended. It is also recommended that the leader is able to connect the passage to the lesson at hand or to the general theme of G10, which is to Finding Happiness by living as Christ lived.
    • Finally, the prayer-reflection may end by asking for God’s grace needed for the day or for the period.
  • Special Intention
    • The prayer leader should offer a special intention for a classmate.
  • The Xaverian’s Prayer
    • Jesu, lux mundi… Luceat lux nostra! (Jesus, light of the world… Let our light shine!)
  • Invocation to the Saints (Class Patron – if blessed or saint, St. Francis Xavier and St. Ignatius of Loyola)
  • Make the Sign of the Cross