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    • Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu
    • With Babel I wanted to explore the contradiction between the impression that the world has become quite small due to all the communication tools whIch we have, and the feeling that human beings are still incapable of expressing themselves and communicating amongst themselves on a fundamental level.
    • To build a dynamic Christian community that attracts people to Christ, draws them deeply into discipleship and equips them to serve God in the world.
    o u r v i s i o n . . .
  • ...drawn in... ...sent out... To Be
  • Who is my God? Who is my neighbour? September 30th October 7th
  • Luke 10:25 One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life? Jesus replied, What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it? The man answered, You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind. And, Love your neighbor as yourself. Right! Jesus told him. Do this and you will live! The man wanted to justify his actions, so he asked Jesus, And who is my neighbor?
  • Jesus replied with a story: A Jewish man was traveling on a trip from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he was attacked by bandits. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him up, and left him half dead beside the road. By chance a priest came along. But when he saw the man lying there, he crossed to the other side of the road and passed him by. A Temple assistant walked over and looked at him lying there, but he also passed by on the other side. Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt compassion for him. Going over to him, the Samaritan soothed his wounds with olive oil and wine and bandaged them.
  • Then he put the man on his own donkey and took him to an inn, where he took care of him. The next day he handed the innkeeper two silver coins, telling him, Take care of this man. If his bill runs higher than this, Ill pay you the next time Im here. Now which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits? Jesus asked. The man replied, The one who showed him mercy. Then Jesus said, Yes, now go and do the same.
  • breaking the language/ law/ culture/ social/ geographical/ religious/ barriers
  • Acts 1:4 Once when he was eating with them, he commanded them, Do not leave Jerusalem until the Father sends you the gift he promised, as I told you before. John baptized with water, but in just a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit. So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom? He replied, The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere - in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
  • a whole world every person, no matter what their race or culture
  • a whole world every place, no matter how near or far
  • a whole world every part of life, no matter how 'sacred' or 'secular'
  • who is my neighbour?
  • "the one who showed mercy"
  • Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.