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1. Full Movie on St.

Paul
Give the title and reference/s of the movie you watched.
1. For St. Paul actions proceed from moral and spiritual vision.
2. Faith, hope, and love (1 Cor. 13:13) affect the practice and conduct of our profession.
3. Ethical/ moral values/ virtues are necessity in the following realities:
a. Consumerism
b. Mundane and profane tendencies
c. Relativism
d. Technological dependence
e. Economic scarcity
4. We show we are servants of God by our pure lives, our understanding, patience, and
kindness, by the Holy Spirit, by true love, by speaking the truth, and by Gods power.
We use our right living to defend ourselves against everything (2 Cor, 6:6-8)
5. Dont let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for
the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity (1 tim. 4:12)
6. Practicing our profession in the light of following Christian gifts (Rom. 12: 4-11)
a. Prophecy:
Telling the truth. Inspired preaching to built up faith within the community.
b. Practical service
Paul uses the Greek word diakonia, meaning service. Paul may be referring to
those who serve in a specific ministry or he may have in mind all ministries that
serve to built up the faith community.
Effect the service: the exercise of necessary services/ ministries that promote the
growth of the Church.
c. Teaching
In the Greek a teacher is the one who gives instruction. Paul uses this term for
one who gives instruction in the interpretation of sacred Scripture or in catechesis.
For effect the service: the provide the faithful with right teaching to understand
the faith.
d. Exhortian
Paul is using the Greek word paraklesis and is probably reffering to one who
guides to members of the Church in their communal life by encouraging or
teaching ethical bahaviour or is living in the example of ethical behaviour.
For the effect service: to promote ethical teaching and practice within community.
e. Almsgiving

The greek word metadinonai describes one who contributes to charity, sharing
from his private wealth. Such a person, when giving from the heart without hope
recognition or thaks, gives motivated by the Holy spirit and contributes to the well
being on individuals in need within the church and to the church as a whole. Such
a person judges gnuine wealth in spiritual terms and not in monetary terms.
For the effect: generously given to support the Church and her ministries.
f. Authority
the one standing at the head, or a leader who presides or directs. This person
would be one to whom the Spirit has given the gift of wisdom and leadership to
guide the community in its various ministries function.
For the effect: the conscientiously and humbly provide resources and leadership in
serve to the faith community.
g. Mercy
St. Paul probably intents the gift to include all acts to mercy including caring for
the sick, burying the dead, etc. however, he cautions that this gift should be
accompanied by cheerfulness. If this gift does not come from a heart of love
which receives joy from serving God thourgh serving brothers and sisters who are
in need of Gods mercy then the charism is not genuine.
Effect: bringing relief to the unfortunate with a cheerfulness of spirit that relieves
the recipient of embarrassment thourgh understanding that performing the service
on their behalf is a privilege of love.
Characterize St. Paul before and after his conversion.
Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you; before you were born I have
called for you Do npt say, I am Young. You must go to everyone I sent you to
and do whatever I command you. Do not be afraid for I am with you. (Jeremiah
1:5, 7-8)

The touching dialogue between God and Jeremiah, when he asked to become his
prophet is an assertion that leadership transcends mans capacity and takes place
in Gods own time. It is both a call and a gift.
St. Pauls call for leadership is another beautiful story. It is one of the beautiful
proofs that indeed, God calls us to the life He leads to us. The to Damascus is a
silent witness of how Paul met God; and how God manifested himself to Paul.
Thus, in his opening words to the Galatians: I wa not chosen to be an apostle to
human beings. I was made an apostle thourgh Jesus Christ and God the Father
who raised Jesus from the dead. (Galatians 1:1)
Who is Paul as leader? St. Thomas Aquinas said: Grace builds on nature. It is in
accepting and being in touch with ones nature or essence that grace will flow. St.
Paul by letting God touched the deep recesses of his being came to live a fulfilled
life- To me the only important thing about living is Christ.. if I continue on
living in my body, I will be able tp work for the Lord. (Phil. 1:21-22). Thus, St.
Pauls leadership is anchored on a prayer. My God, I want to do things you want.
Your teachings are in my heart. (Psalm 40:8)
So how did Paul live his life as a leader? In his first letter to Corinthians, Paul
describes his life as a leader and at the same time manifested leadership virtues
worthy of emulation: Is Paul important? No! We are only servants of God who
helped you believe. Each one of us did the work God gave us to do, the one who
plants and the one who waters have the same purpose and each will be rewarded
for his own work. We are Gods worker, working together; you are like Gods
farm, Gods house. Using the gift God gave me, I laid the foundation of that house

like an expert builder and the foundation that had been laid is Jesus Christ. (Cor.
3:5, 8-11). The virtues Paul as a leader made him endure the tests of the time. His
encounter with God in Damascus is just beginning of and end. Thus, he said: I
have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept my faith.
What is in the movie that you appreciate most? Why?
1. St. Paul as visionary. Because, a vision is a principle of leadership that leads
to mission. This is reason why St. Pauls visionary leadership justifies risks
and pains in the process yet he never stops to be persisten, consistent, and
insistent.
2. St. Paul as Passion Infuser. For Paul, the passion that he is incultating is the
mode God has given himself for us, even on unto death, thus it must inspire us
to live no longer for ourselves but for him, with him, and for others. As
leaders, infusing passion is seen on the ways we act according to our being.
His actions are always to be that of being true, good and beautiful. His actions
are always to be by a new of thingking.
3. St. Paul as fighter. We use our right living to defend ourselves against
everything. (2 Cor. 6: 7). Leaders are not always the first to discern a problem,
but they are attentive to problems.
4. St. Paul as encourager. As leaders we realize that it is challenging to try and
to discover something new but it is also true that it makes more effort, more
strength and more patience to persevere to what we believe in as true. Leaders
are called to a life as a prelude to a beautiful experience of ones pilgrimace
of faith.
5. St. Paul as determined man of integrity. Is not a bed of roses. He is
regularly battered by circumstances and by the people he leads.

6. St. Paul as stabilizer. Paul speaks and acts on the basis of the responsibility
of love. Because he stands in the responsibility of love, he is free. St. Paul
stands and lives for the truth.
7. St. Paul as compromiser. Because St. Paul recognizes the important person.
He knows in his heart that life is a journey towards perfection and life always
presents the unexpected. Leaders realize that the closer they come to their
goal, the better, and that any movement is better than no movement.
8. St. Paul as a giver and helper. Jesus taught that the heart of leadership is
servanthood. The service rendered is not a payment of debt rather the
fulfillment of the trust given.
9. St. Paul as victorious sufferer. Because he is a leader and builder of
Christian communities knew in his heart that the fulfillment of his calling to
servant- leadership is not only being a teacher, but must of all by witnessing.

REFERENCES:
Bible. 2012. Christian Community Bible. Catholic Pastoral
Edition. Pastoral Bible Foundation
Benedict XVI, 2006. Homily at St. Paul Outside Walls.

Hunt, Michael Hunt. 2006. Agape Bible Study. New York:


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Student Handbook, 2011. St. Paul University Philippines.

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