The Wisdom of Atticus Finch “To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.”, said Buddha, who was the main teacher for people seeking the spiritual enlightenment of buddhahood. Wisdom is the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement. If someone has good wisdom they can deal with hard situations easier. In To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus is a wise father, clever lawyer and a brave man.
We are at the edge of a line, and we can only be rescued by God. God loves his sons and take care of them. He can forgive several times a same person, but ones He decides that a boy or girl doesn’t deserve to be forgiven, that person is in trouble. In the work, I am going to talk about my opinion towards the story and how I can say it
Joseph Butler cites example of King David to show how easy it is for people to deceive themselves. He also makes an injunction that “knowing thyself” should become a fundamental moral rule. Do you agree? I find that this is something that would almost be impossible, for knowing thyself is something you figure out as life goes on. You work through your troubles and learn a little bit more about yourself each time regardless of your age or gender.
TO BE JUST (Vs. 1-2) EXPLANATION My brothers and sisters looking at the text in verses 1 and 2 David said Endow the king with your justice, O God, the royal son with your righteousness. May he judge your people in righteousness, your afflicted ones with justice. We can see he use the word justice which means fairness, or being fair, the word justice was derive from the root word just. The dictionary definition of the word just means to be honourable and fair in your dealing with other people. Being just means that you have
115). With this short sentiment, Harper Lee demonstrates Atticus’ poise and politeness to Mrs. Dubose through his instruction to his son. Seemingly, Atticus desires to grow his children with the same patience toward others that he himself possesses because, after all, patience is a virtue. Agreeably, Mr. Finch’s kind mindset precisely aligns with David G. Allen’s words, “Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind.” The predicament originating from the upcoming trial pushes Atticus to teach his children patience because he knows that his children will face hate due to their father’s decisions to stand for those of lower society. Continually, he showers his children with enduring devotion by bringing them up in the ways of patience and humility whilst facing the trials of
A critique may say that her self-correcting nature makes St. Teresa seem uncertain and skeptical. This would make her claims to appear questionable. However, when one looks deeply into her character and to the context of her writings, it is apparent that her self-correction in no ways undermines the goals of her writing. In fact, her constant questioning may strengthen her project. St. Teresa can be seen as modest of her experiences with God and wants to take the story seriously and would not want to undermine her project by presenting it in a true light.
Short Catch to get audience attention: Greetings my brothers and sisters in the Lord. It is of great opportunity to share a message with you. The word might be for everyone, but someone will receive something based on their own circumstances. Let us stand for the reading of the Word of God. A.
“Happiness is not about getting what we want; it’s about appreciating what we have.” - Michael Josephson The meaning of this is that happiness is not based on materials things we get instead we must be happy on what we have. It’s all about contentment, contentment to something or someone in our life. We should learn to appreciate the things we have and our God gave to us, either it is small or big things because once we appreciate it we will see/know the true meaning of happiness. I will relate this quotation to my life. We only have a simple life and yes, we do get what we want but I only got my true happiness when I learn to be contented and appreciate on what my parents give to us also on what God gives to us, either it is a small or big thing still it is a blessing.
He is well aware of the fact that he is different, yet the thought does not struck him. On the contrary, he uses it as a weapon to persuade the people around him. By saying that he is “little bless’d” he is trying to charm the noblemen into thinking that it is not his fault if god did not bless him with the privilege of
Tzu states that by not comparing we can achieve respect: “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you” (938). The race to compare never ends, which causes many to feel hopelessly insufficient. True, a comparison can also be a booster, making someone feel better about themselves. However, constant comparison accomplishes nothing; only by overcoming the feeling of envy can a person be able to see the world in a clearer perspective. In addition, the poem states, “Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world” (938).
He accepts their flaws and embraces them by acknowledging their presence. The biggest thing Atticus did for his kids was letting them be their own person with own ideas. “Well, all I can say is, when you and Jem are grown, maybe you’ll look back on this with some compassion and some feeling that I didn’t let you down.”(120) Atticus did not take what everyone is saying to heart, instead he let their words roll off his back. Jem and Scout have not yet learned to do so bt with continued support from Atticus, this goal will easily be reached. Jem and Scouts different, but parallel paths to maturity demonstrate the theme of growing up in
Josh may give the people in his class “the only meaningful exposure to God and Jesus they 'll ever have” (qtd. In God’s). The passing on of beliefs is much easier if the individuals adopt the beliefs as their own. For example, Martin says at the end of the movie that he has decided to follow Jesus and become a Christian because of the arguments that Josh presented. It will be easier for Josh’s beliefs to be passed to Martin’s dad now that Martin is a believer.