Joseph experienced great tragedy very early on in life, yet he never used his circumstances as an excuse to do wrong. Even though things looked grim, God was working everything for the good of Joseph. Students need to trust in Jesus and follow him all the days of their lives no matter the circumstances. God has good things in store for those who trust and obey
He says that “The spirit of God is the brother of my own,” meaning that God, the divine creator, the person who stresses, ‘Love thy neighbor,” is his brother, and all people’s brother which indirectly suggests that everyone love each other and take care of each other because we are family. Whitman then goes on, saying that while America is great, life is not perfect, as everyone face challenges and tough times in our lives, “It is not upon you alone the dark patches fall/ The dark threw its patches down upon me also,” (Whitman 12). He discusses the fact that while America is an ideal society where people love each other, life is not so perfect, as the hardships we face are difficult to overcome. But, Whitman also says that these tough times are not unique to any one race or religion as we all face certain challenges in our everyday lives. He continues, implying that through these dark patches we experience, we have the help of our “brothers” and “sisters and lovers” to lead us through these times and they are the shoulder we can rely
Many times, even without being consciously aware of it, my love for Jesus is a need love. I only love him when I need my “love tank” filled or when I am experiencing struggles in my life. For some reason, it is so hard for me to have a conversation with God when I do not need something. This new understanding of how shallowly I love God is quite depressing. Jesus loves me unconditionally no matter how many times I fail or mess up; he loves me with the same love always.
Throughout his childhood she would repeat bible verses until they were etched into his brain and taught him to do no wrong. This factor in Alan’s past is what lead him to form such a strong obsession over Equus. Alan wholeheartedly believes he belongs to this god, but subconsciously it is a form of defying
At times, I became frustrated, feeling unappreciated and wondering why we had chosen such a lonely life. My husband was the only person I had, and yet he seemed so distant. Before I could ever become despondent though, my husband would find small ways to reaffirm our love and commitment. Thankfully that time of our lives passed and we eventually returned home, secure in the knowledge that we could overcome any struggles as long as remained dedicated to each
A man’s role in life is to provide for the family in most cases, other than those great single mothers, but their hard work has a reward and it is the happiness of their family. I relate this to my parents, they provide for my sister and me, and we thank them for that with that special bond we have. C.S. Lewis also mentioned Need-Love, which is explained like when a child is in need for his/her mother’s arms (pg.11). I do not have any children, but I remember about my sister being a young child wanting
In particular, Mick Kelly and John Singer, despite all their troubles and hardships, made it a responsibility to tend for friends and family. Unconditional love is often exhibited towards people they care about, whether or not the feeling is unreciprocated, leading one who displays such affection to become selfless. For the duration or their friendship, John Singer continuously takes care of Antonapoulos, though the relationship is more one-sided. Since the beginning, Singer has always been the parent figure of the two; he makes sure all things are done and takes interest for others. However, Antonopoulos does not seem to understand all that is being done for him, especially when “[Singer is] continually marching [him] down to the courthouse...the money [that was] saved in the bank was spent for bail and fines” (McCullers 7-8).
When I say "I love you" to my family, I mean that I would do anything to protect them, that I am grateful for everything that they have done for me, and that even the biggest fight couldn't make me love them any less. This particular "I love you" is not used as much by me. My mother and my sister have always heard this, however; there are members of my family that I have never had this love for because it has never been even remotely reciprocated or shown. I know that this particular concept is not as present in your world, but it is in mine and even though I wish it were different, it isn't. The top level (and this is crazy to me) is how I say "I love you" to you...
This book also talks about how Ben and Zan built friendship and how they got closer and closer to the point that they actually loved each other. At first, Ben didn’t like Zan because he was not a human, but his parents wanted him to love Zan like a brother. However, as they spent more time together and as they learned to communicate with each other and learned to know how each other feels, they started loving each other and provided comfort for each other. Therefore, my friend will love this book because it has a lot of actions tied into it and a book that talks about friendships and love
Jim Casy is a Christ figure throughout the book due to his previous role as a Reverend as well as his initials being J.C. He has the same initials as Jesus Christ as well as paraphrasing Christ’s last words. Christ said, “Forgive them, Father, for they know not what they do”, and Jim Casy said, “You don' know what you're a-doin.” Casy was the Joad’s family friend, staying with them throughout book. He is mostly been with the Joad’s through all their hard times. Casy says,” I know this—a man got to do what he got to do.