The Profundity of Compassion Tattoos on the Heart was written by Gregory Boyle, a Jesuit pastor for the Dolores Mission church the poorest parish in Los Angeles, as well as the gang-capital of California. Boyle is the founder of Homeboy industries, a nonprofit company with the primary goal of the rehabilitation of former gang members by means of giving them access to a great number of resources which may allow them to improve themselves. The resources they are given access to are things like job opportunities, tattoo removal operations, as well as a community that is welcome to all in order to support them and help guide those who are struggling towards a better life. Boyle has a great deal of experience in having served as a pastor in twenty-five different detention institutions such as juvenile halls, probation camps, and jails in order help inmates inside, finding success in connecting with the people inside. Boyle 's text serves to support the thesis of just how powerful compassion can be, and he extensively attests to its ability to better people 's lives; after all, he is living proof of this, as he himself has been a vital instrument in the betterment of many peoples lives.
Christian missionaries had called for a meeting with Red Jacket and his brothers to extract their final decision on whether or not they would convert from their own, native way of religion. In short Red Jacket stated that the tribe would actually convert, as soon as the Europeans began displaying the behavior they had been preaching. In his speech Red Jacket made multiple references demeaning these Christian’s actions, including citing their greed, deceit, and self-contradiction. When Europeans first arrived in the Americas, Red Jacket speaks of how they were welcomed with open arms. Even though early colonists numbers
One last Christian aspect elaborated on in the book is how society needs to care for the common welfare rather than their own selfish wants. God teaches us all about these principles in the Bible and they all apply to us in modern-day life as well as back when “A Christmas Carol” was set. The first principle that is a crossover between “A Christmas Carol” and God’s teachings is how people can change their life around from heading straight to failure to a joyful life and an abounding future through seeking forgiveness. Scrooge doesn’t see this very quickly in the book, but he slowly develops knowledge of what it will take to reverse what he has done wrong throughout his life. The book and the Christian point-of-view have different views on how this reversal of someone’s future can happen, but the general idea of how it can happen for someone is the same, forgiveness.
Christianity turned Nwoye’s life around. He broke apart from the Ibo cultural norms, and became a part of a religion with morals and believes he agreed with. Furthermore, Nwoye was sent to a college to get educated. When Obierika confronted Nwoye about why he was with the missionaries, Nwoye replied: "I am one of them" (), showing that his perspective on religion has changed for the better, based on his own morals, and not the clan’s or his fathers. Okonkwo, however, didn’t approve of Nwoye’s religion change.
Although they were both christian puritans, John Eliots views were thatit was his civic duty to help the Indians by forcing his religion upon them, while Roger Williams though it was his civic duty to help the Indians get religious liberty. An example of Eliot forcing his religion on the Indians is seen when Governor John Endecott came away from the Natick settlement where John Eliot worked with the Indians amazed, he said “The Foundation is laid, and one that I verily beleeve the gates of Hell shall never prevaile against…. I could hardly refrain tears from very joy to see their diligent attention to the word first taught by one of the indians, who before his Exercise prayed…. With such reverence, zeale, good affection, and distinct utterance, that I could not but admire(Jarvis 57).” This shows Eliot forced his religion upon the Indians because they were
Nwoye’s development throughout Things Fall Apart in response to the cultural collision and the introduction of a new religion contribute to the profound theme of change. The Westernization and introduction of Christianity changes the Ibo tribe greatly presenting the tribe dilemma of accepting or rejecting new cultural norms. As culture changes, things fall apart for some individuals who are not willing to accept change. However, sometimes a change in culture can provide new options with positive outcomes for people, exemplified by Nwoye’s story. In conclusion, life leads us in different directs and sometimes takes unexpected turns.
In the Bible we read that God created each one of us in his own image (Gen 1:27), which carries incredible value towards humans. God not only created us but also loves us unconditionally and we need to channel that love towards our neighbors and children. Jesus was very sensitive towards children and spoke harsh words to anyone who misguided little children “But if anyone causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a large millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea.” The Bible talks about how parents should treat their children with love and care (Ephesians 6:4, Colossians 3:21). Even though we do not see the bible addressing child abuse
Moreover, these people needed a clear path of guidance from a leader that could possibly grant them a miracle. In the words of a past member of Peoples Temple named Hue Fortson, “Jim Jones said If you see me as your father, I’ll be your father. If you see me as your god, I’ll be your god.” Therefore, he used their weakness to gain superiority over them. Additionally, He staged healing the “disabled” and those that were “detrimentally ill” to draw members into Peoples Temple and have them look up to him as their savior. He presented issues such as racism, financial inequality, injustice and he offered a land away from all these things in Guyana.
In my first reflection paper, I questioned the importance of prayer in our lives. I always only asked God for one thing, that people would be better in mind, body and heart which basically means that they would care for one another and stop fighting and killing each other, but then reading the news made me think that God was not answering my prayers and he’s letting these people do bad things even though he could stop them easily. I know now that God is listening to my prayers and I can see it in the state of the world today. Although there is still injustice in the world there have also been developments that lead me to believe that indeed people are getting better. The gap between males and females in
Indeed it was a great challenge and a highhanded revolutionary step. Chavara wanted to start schools adjacent to every church as the temples and mosques had their school at that time. In the beginning these schools mainly concentrated their efforts for the education of Christians. But later, without any discrimination, the savarnas and avarnas were given admission in these schools. Even though there were protests against this, the ultimate result was a great success.