Abraham Lincoln was poor and illiterate as a child but eventually became educated with hard work and dedication. Martin Luther King Jr. was a pastor just like the three generations before his in his family. Martin Luther King Jr and Abraham Lincoln were civil rights influencers and great leaders. They fought for what they knew was right and motivated other people. These two people had the same idea in making the world a better place.
For a leader to be faithful to the biblical narrative they need to reflect the nature and character of God according to Graham (2009) in their personal values and principles. This is affirmed in Luke 6 verse 45 " The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good and evil and the evil person out of the evil treasure produces evil for out of the abundance of the hear this mouth speaks" Blackaby and Blackaby state that the best thing a leader can do is to grow personally. A leader therefore needs to grow
The most important thing in the life of every Christian or follower of any type of religion is to follow the teachings that lead them to become a better person. “The theological virtue of charity is the mysterious power, communicated by grace, to love as God loves.” (Michel Quoist). These words were spoken by Catholic priest and theologian Michel Quoist as he defined what he believed as the true definition of the theological virtue charity. Society today seems to have lost sight on what God wanted charity to mean. The virtue of Charity unites humanity ,composes other virtues, and is countered by deadly sins.
My struggle with having faith was I believed but still worried and allowed my circumstances too bring on stress. Matthew 6:25 has helped me though my times of struggling with faith. God has used different trials and tribulations to perfect the gift of faith that he has entrusted me with. I believe faith is stepping out on nothing to believe God for something. Now that I have a clear understanding of how to use faith I will allow God to use me to bless and strengthen others through testimony and
And it is very obvious from Jesus’ life that God cares deeply for his people. It is evident in the Gospels how Jesus was moved with love and compassion for the lowly and the suffering. Matthew points out that, ‘He was moved with compassion for the crowds and healed their sick’ (Mt 14:14). And again, ‘He was moved with compassion because they were distressed and dejected like sheep without a shepherd’ (Mt 9:36). In the Gospel of Luke Jesus was moved when he met the widow of Nain on the way to bury her only son (Lk
Even though their gullibility surpasses most due to their trust in others, it is important to see the benevolence in them and acknowledge their eminent qualities. We need to recognize the support Christ figures in our lives give us and strive to become better not only for them, but for ourselves. It remains significant to celebrate those who cognate with Jim and support everyone no matter the cost. Jim is a Christ Figure as seen in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Jim sacrifices his fidelity when he covers Pap’s face for Huck, sacrifices his sleep for Huck’s rest, and he sacrifices his freedom for Tom’s health.
Humans don’t need glory, but we crave it and the Bible supports that you can ever fully rid of that desire. This was one of the few little controversies against this book. However, this story does demonstrate the act of forgiveness which the Bible supports as being a key trait in a good person, because Jesus, the most perfect human to ever walk this earth could forgive all of the human race’s past, present, and future sins. If he can do all that, forgiving someone for, in the long run, a little wrong doing, is nothing at
Jesus loves me unconditionally no matter how many times I fail or mess up; he loves me with the same love always. How can I become better at loving God in the same way that he loves me? Consistency in my morning devotional time and evening prayer time seems like a good start, but even then, this way of loving Him seems so shallow. I am undeserving of God’s perfect love, yet he is satisfied if we just love him to the best of our ability and strive to me more like Him every
So, every act of suffering directly benefits the sufferer, and it is entirely willed by God . Suffering is justified by appealing to a greater good. However, more popular theodicies or defences in McNaughton’s view, try to justify the suffering of some people by appealing it to a greater benefit given to others. The difficulty is: is it sufficient to have the moral justification for any suffering? Is it true morally to refer those who suffer to increase their benefit?
The Book of Joy taught me several things, like how to overcome the obstacles of joy that occur in daily life. It also taught me that joy comes from suffering and to accept the suffering and find ways to alleviate the pain. Many of the things stated in the book touched and impacted me because I could relate to or empathise with what was being said. I myself am religious and follow the path of God, so it wasn’t very difficult for me to agree with what was said in the book, and I actually learned a lot about my religion from it. I’m very delighted to have read this book also partly because it helped me realize a handful of great things that I can attempt to make into habits like meditating, or praying for long periods of time, and even thinking of others to help myself.