You are Special
YOU ARE SPECIAL
A popular speaker started off a seminar by holding up a $20 bill. A crowd of 200 had gathered to hear him speak. He asked, Who would like this $20 bill? 200 hands went up. He said, I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this. He crumpled the bill up. He then asked, Who still wants it? All 200 hands were still raised. Well, he replied, What if I do this? Then he dropped the bill on the ground and stamped on it with his shoes. He picked it up, and showed it to the crowd. The bill was all crumpled and dirty. Now who still wants it? All the hands still went up. My friends, I have just showed you a very important lesson. No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, life crumples us and grinds us into the dirt. We make bad decisions or deal with poor circumstances. We feel worthless. But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value. You are special. Dont ever forget it!
Distance Education Programme in Theology (DEPTh)
In a world of knowledge explosion the need to update the fundamentals of one’s faith life has become a necessity. Men and women from different walks of life express the desire to enrich their faith life in consonance with the contemporary world and its challenges. The study of theology – seen till recently as meant only for the clergy or the religious – is becoming more popular with the lay faithful who see it as a right as well as a duty emerging from their Christian vocation. Distance Education Programme in Theology (DEPTh) is an attempt to respond to this quest, and is designed as a life-enrichment course in the Indian/Asian context.
The Jesuit-run Vidyajyoti College of Theology, Delhi, has been in the field of theological education for a century and a half. True to its name ‘Vidyajyoti’ (light of knowledge) aims at spreading the light of theology far and wide. The Second Vatican Council had a dream when it wrote: “Let the laity, therefore, diligently apply themselves to a more profound knowledge of revealed truth…” (LG, 35). Sharing in the same dream Vidyajyoti has initiated the new Distance Education Programme in Theology (DEPTh) primarily for the lay faithful. It welcomes all who desire to deepen their Christian faith, and search for avenues of deeper participation in the mission of the Church.
Rediscovering Rebirth and Discipleship in Baptism
Rajakumar Joseph SJ
Prize: Rs 350, (USD 15). Discount for DEPTh - Rs 250 (USD 12)
Upcoming contact classes
Venue: Vidyajyoti College of Theology,
Date: December 9th, 2017
Time: 9.30 am to 4 pm
Venue: JDV (Jhana Deepa Vidyapeeth)
Date : December 6th, 2017
Time: 2.45 pm to 6.45 pm
Venue :Goregaon Seminary
Date: December 2nd, 2017
Time: 9.30 am to to 4.30 pm