Father Joy’s First Visit

Upon first meeting Father Joy and he seems like a very kind person and after listening to him further these ideas were confirmed.  Father Joy had told us that previous to working here at the Holy Name of Jesus parish located in Vermilion,AB. He also worked in two different one of which being St. Theresa, in Edmonton,AB an the other being the St. Thomas More parish.

Father Joy had originally grew up in India, which is very interesting. Compared to Canada it is a very different lifestyle right down to population and geography. Although his home province of Kerala is smaller than Nova Scotia by about 20,000 miles it has almost triple of Canada’s population in that singular state. Father Joy discussed his education with us too, explaining how he had finished high school and attended 14 years of university, for both religion and fine arts.  This is quite an amazing thing as Education in India is either very low quality or expensive, this allowed for him to pursue higher education after high school. His family was also brought up and he referred to his sister being a Nun and his inspiration to become a priest. It seems as though his sister helped him the most throughout his journey of becoming a priest today, he obviously has quite a bit of admiration and respect for his sister and what she had done for him. His sister works with a group of nuns in India who are a part of a, Paediatric Clinic. Healthcare in India is very similar to that of America in which they need to pay for treatment making the Catholic hospitals very important as they help the more needy and allow for them to also have proper healthcare. However India does have some similarities as they also have many different religions practised  throughout it and they all seem to be relatively tolerant of each other.  From what I have learned so far Father Joy seems to have a variety of experiences and will probably use these to help teach us more throughout his services.

 

Motivations

Now that I have completed all of the surveys within my blueprint I think that I have a pretty clear idea of what career paths may suit me in the future. On the last survey it gathered information on what your motivations are. Within that test my overall results were that I’m motivated by accomplishment and support. From what I gather this means that I strive for a sense of accomplishment and benefit from finishing tasks that can range from mundane everyday activities to large projects that cover a span of years. It also explains how I would likely benefit from a job with the support of my superiors and adequate training beforehand. Additionally independence is also a very important factor for me so I can do things the way that I find best suited, and to finish projects to the best of my ability. I think that I am quite a motivated person and could use that in a way to help other people and I think that whatever I do end up doing would probably incorporate that philosophy and way of thinking into it. Overall having motivation is definitely a very important thing and is what makes people accomplish great things for our world and I one day hope that I can be one of those people.

 

Knowledge

Through yet another blueprint survey I have been able to see through a series of questions what different career paths may suit me the most. As I had predicted science was my top result. I think overall I’m just really curious about a lot of things such as, space, or biology, making science a really interesting thing, as it helps explain what we don’t quite know yet. I did also get some other results such as social sciences, which essentially is either law or history. Both of which I’m also quite drawn to. I think the history portion dates back to when I dreamed of pursuing a career in archaeology and discovering things that we never knew existed which, not surprisingly, also is part of my curios nature. I also noticed that Law was a very high result too, and probably has to do with my random skill of debating odd topics. One thing I was a little surprised about was creative arts, however in hindsight it does make sense as I am quite passionate about music, but by no means ever considered it a career choice. Overall I can honestly say that I don’t quite know what I’m going to do after school yet, but this does hep give me a baseline of where to start narrowing down my options.

The Ten Commandments

1. I am the LORD your God:
you shall not have
strange Gods before me.

You shall only worship in our Lord’s name and no other God

2. You shall not take
the name of the LORD your God in vain.

You shall only speak the lords name respectfully

3. Remember to keep holy the LORD’S Day.

You shall not disregard the Lord’s word to rest on this day by working and ignoring prayer

4. Honour your father and your mother

You shall not disrespect thy father and mother as they brought you into this world

5. You shall not kill.

You shall preserve and worship human life

6. You shall not commit adultery.

You shall stay loyal and devote thyself to thy spouse

7. You shall not steal.

You shall be thankful for what you have and not take what others posses

8. You shall not bear false witness
against your neighbour.

You shall speak the truth and only the truth

9. You shall not covet
your neighbour’s wife.

You shall thank the Lord for your gifts

10. You shall not covet
your neighbour’s goods.

You shall thank God for what you have and allow you neighbour to do the same

 

My Interests

I have done yet another my blueprint survey, this time focusing on my interests. Thus allowing for me to start thinking of careers that would best suit my interests. The results I attained were that I have very pro dominate interests in investigative studies and dealing with social situations and people. ( There is also some artistic traits in there too). I think that with these results I can happily come to the conclusion that I would very much enjoy an occupation that involves scientific studies more specifically medical studies involving helping people. With a career like that it would engage both my Investigative and social interests. The survey described my interests as a “Sensei” from what I read it means that I would be most happy studying something at a very advanced academic level and that I enjoy sharing knowledge at said level. I personally think that these results are very applicable to my character and all of the careers that I have contemplated pursuing.

10th Commandment

There are two versions of the be attitudes. In one that is written by Matthew the first line states, ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. key words being poor in spirit. This verse is contrary to Luke’s writing of the passage where he states, Blessed are the poor. These two lines may sound very similar however they are quite different when examined further. You see to be poor is a very common phrase meaning you don’t have much, however poor in spirit means so much more as it means you are lacking something within yourself which can’t be filled with possessions or wealth. This whole “poor” idea is kind of highlighted in the 10th commandment (Thou shall not covet) meaning we should not want what others have. Within the different statements throughout the passages Luke writes, “But woe to you who are rich”.  Here Luke is saying that those who are rich aren’t truly rich until they can find it in their hearts to give to the poor, thus being able to answer gods question of what have you done for those less fortunate. In our modern day I think that we definitely need to find ways to help the poor not only in our communities but in our country. if more people could find it in their hearts to spare money or time to volunteer it could overall make a really great change in our world, and allow us to hope for a better future.

Personality

I recently took a personality test on the, My Blueprint application. Through this online survey I learned some new characteristics about my personality and further solidified others that I already knew about myself. Through this quiz I learned that I have an “inspector” point of view meaning I think situations through and think before I act on my impulses. It also lists some character traits I would most likely have, most of these I do agree with however some I think aren’t completely accurate. There are quite a few of the traits they listed that I can completely agree with and know are very accurate ,such as the decision making portion explaining how I most likely gather all the info I can before coming to decision or conclusion,  to the type of person I am and the way I work with people and handle problems.

With these overviews and details about my personality I can try and use these different traits to my benefit when working on projects as a group or individually.

 

 

Be Attitudes

“Blessed are the merciful for they will receive mercy” is a reading from Matthew 5:3-10.  Matthew is telling us, from my interpretation, that if we show forgiveness and mercy to other, God will in return show the same forgiveness and mercy to us in return.

My Learning Style

I have always learned and picked up on new concepts better when I physically saw them or a writing about them. So in other words I’ve always thought I was more of a visual learner. However through this test I learned that I also benefit from auditory learning methods. In hindsight this does make sense considering how much I’ve benefited in the past with auditory learning methods. My main two learning methods are visual and auditory meaning that I understand concepts and learn better through listening and following along or seeing and following along with my eyes. Study tips that help people like me would include repeating information out loud or reading and writing detailed notes. Although I also have kinesthetic learning as one ranked fairly high too however, I don’t think I would benefit from using it as it hasn’t worked in the past.