“Love your neighbor as yourself.” This command, given by Jesus’ in Mark 12:31, tells everybody love others just as much as themselves. David Malter, a very Christ-like character from The Chosen, by Chaim Potok, puts this command into practice. He exemplifies many of Jesus’ most valuable character-traits. Although Mr. Malter does not believe that Jesus is the Messiah, he still follows many of his commands without even knowing it. He cares for and loves his son more than anything. He willingly sacrifices his health for Zionism a cause he has a passion for. He also takes the time to disciple his own son. David Malter is an extremely Christ-like man because of his loving nature, the way he makes sacrifices and his willingness to disciple his son.
In The Bible, Jesus stresses the importance of discipleship. One of his last words to his disciples was “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…” And his words were not empty; he practiced what he preached when he asked twelve men to follow him and become his disciples. Mr. Malter also displays this quality when he trains his own son in the ways of Judaism and studies with him. They almost always spend Sabbat together, and studying the Talmud often. He never shies away from answering Reuven’s questions and always strives to give a …show more content…
Jesus loved everybody no matter their history or where they came from. He took the time to help children, Romans, Pharisees, sinners, and even sick people. Similarly, Mr. Malter loves and cares immensely about others. He loves his son most of all and possibly more than his own life. When Danny hits Reuven in the eye and he is hospitalized, Mr. Malter never fails to visit despite having a terrible cough. Mr. Malter also helps and cares for Danny when he spends the time to suggest and talk about secular books that Danny reads in the library. Mr. Malter cares and loves in multiple ways to several people, just like
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When Danny came back to apologize to Reuven for hitting him in the eye during the baseball game, Reuven apologized too. Reuven apologized for the rude actions that he committed earlier in the morning when Danny came to visit. By his actions of apologizing, Reuven revealed he is a nice and good
Chapter 2, page 46 R Reuven really hates Danny for what he did. He believes that he is bragging to his team about what he did to Reuven, however, little does he know Danny is very apologetic. He does not understand that what Danny did was an accident, and is getting very offensive. However, he does have every reason to get offensive, since this is a very dramatic situation, and could have ended badly.
This confidence stems from his healthy self-esteem and his deep-rooted faith. For example, while in the hospital, Reuven prays with his tefillin. Despite his unusual and distressing circumstance, he did not shrink from practicing his daily religious ritual. Furthermore, he prayed openly in front of people who might consider his religion strange, including Mr. Savo. Additionally, Reuven faces an intimidating situation when Reb Saunders, a brilliant and highly esteemed rabbi, tests him during a Shabbat service.
He works hard at his daily homework assignments to try and succeed as best he can. Friendship with Danny Malter has it’s difficulties; however, Reuven displays patience and consistency with meeting Danny throughout the week when able. Readers also see Reuven’s dedication to his baseball team and coach, “Mr. Galanter was taking no chances and told me to pitch”(27). Moreover, the daily studies with his father, either with the Talmud or following the war with maps and the home radio, shows his discipline as well. Young men Reuven’s age should strive to pursue things as strongly as Reuven demonstrates in the
His use of the quote from (Matthew 22:36-40) help him accuse the humanity others hold, and how they could allow their ‘neighbor’ to go through such emotional pains and
In the survival novel “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen, A character, Brian had to overcome a huge problem which delivered character development in the three instances; plane crash, forest and mainly his personal life. Brian was a thirteen year old boy whose parents got divorced. Brian recently had been flying on a plane for his first time to see his father. He was flying from Hampton, New York to the north woods of Canada where his dad moved to as a result of the divorce. Brian had been told by the judge, he has to stay with his mother during the school days and is allowed to stay with his father during the summer due to the law.
P P C 1 0 3 , T i c a r r a | 2 Jesus was a member of a minority group in the midst of a larger, dominant and controlling group. Jesus was fully man and knew the powerful sway the demonic kingdom sought over the mind of man, except that he never succumbed to it (Thurman, 1949). Some major points are that we have to love our neighbors as in our brothers and sisters.
In the end, although it seems his work is wearing him down he also seems to enjoy it toughly. Like his father Reuven contains a vast amount of
During these times there were multiple leaders throughout the areas. Two of them were John Smith, and John Winthrop. John Smith was acknowledged as leader of the colonists who arrived in Virginia. However, Smith departed shortly after; this was when the colony was established by the Virginia Company, the idea was that food was supposed to come from two places: periodic supply ships and trade with the local Native Americans. However, there were three issues which contributed considerably to the scarcity of food.
Furthermore, “Loving Your Enemies” is something that is immensely complex, however extremely possible and essential for humankind to exist harmoniously in this corrupt society. As he said in this “We will be able to matriculate into the university of eternal life because, we have the power to love our enemies,to bless those persons that cursed us, to even decide to be good, to those persons who hated us,and we even prayed for those persons who despitefully used
While silence is not considered to be the absolute best way to rear children, one cannot deny the effect and impression it made on not only Danny, but also the Malters. Even Reuven’s father at times remained silent when he could have mentioned things about which he had prior knowledge, not completely dissimilarly to Reb Saunders’ approach. One could assume that he desired for Reuven (and Danny, by default) to come to certain realizations himself. Regardless of the motivations behind any character’s choice of silence, this epigraph genuinely depicts the alleged value of silence
Danny also has a great amount of respect for his father even though he has been raised in silence. Even when Reuven questions that Reb Saunders sounds like a tyrant, Danny defends his father by saying “He’s a very strong-willed person. When he makes up his mind about something, that’s it, finished” (p. 116). Reb Saunders wants to raise a son that will be the leader for their people and Danny respects his father for doing anything that he needs to do to accomplish that goal and they both love each other
Reuven found a new appreciation of his health since he could have gone blind. Another example of perception change from the novel is when Reuven realizes Danny isn't how he appeared to be. During the story, Mr. Malter says “Things are always as they seem to be, Reuven?”. He says this because Reuven told him that it seemed like Danny hit him deliberately.
When the grandmother reaches out to touch The Misfit in her "moment of grace" and says to him, “Why you’re one of my babies. You’re one of my own children!” (366). She seems to be filled with love and understanding towards him. Her moment of grace allows her to see the Misfit as a fellow human being in pain and feels obligated to love him, just like the Bible asks you to: “love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.”
Mduduzi Mahlangu-BTh2-NT 1-Dr Bruce Button-Mukhanyo Theological College Exegesis of Luke 10:25-37 Introduction The passage (Luke 10:25-37) of the parable of the Good Samaritan is the second parable in Luke’s Gospel and it falls under the 5th division of the Gospel according to Luke which is “The mission of the Saviour.” It is an exemplary parable of behaviour.