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Ellen V.

IV - Einstein

1. What is the meaning of patriotism?
Patriotism generally is defined as the love of and devotion to
one's country and its ideals. A strong belief in nationalism, which is a
devotion to the national interests of a country, often is included in the
definition of patriotism. Patriotism also refers to a sense of unity
among a country's inhabitants, particularly the natives of the land, and
a firm will to be and to remain a sovereign government. Patriots also
typically view national independence as necessary for the protection of
citizens and their way of life. A person can be patriotic toward the
country where he or she is a citizen or permanent resident, or a person
could be patriotic toward his or her fatherland, even if he or she is not
a citizen and does not live there.

2. Cite verses in the Bible which talks about patriotism.

Psalm 33:12-22
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he
has chosen as his heritage! The Lord looks down from heaven; he sees
all the children of man; from where he sits enthroned he looks out on
all the inhabitants of the earth, he who fashions the hearts of them all
and observes all their deeds. The king is not saved by his great army; a
warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
Romans 13:1-5
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For
there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been
instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists
what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For
rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no
fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will
receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you
do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is
the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the
wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid
God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience.
1 Peter 2:9-10
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a
people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies
of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once

you were not a people, but now you are God's people; once you had
not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

3. How can you show your love for your country?

One can show their love youre their country by being an active
citizen, by having the knowledge about their countrys history, being
updated about the current events/happenings, wear something that
resemble the countrys culture or wear clothes with patriotic colors,
prefer traveling inside the country to explore more about the country,
and lastly, celebrate and enjoy holidays such as independence day,
national heroes day, etc.

4. How is it connected to being a global citizen?

It is connected to being a global citizen because he/she takes
place in the global community and each action contributes to the
development of the community such as values and practices.