The insights I gain from the book is that God loves us more than anyone and we should love him only in return. Question 4: “Suffering is the consequences of our sins”. Humans disobey God and if God does not do anything about it because of our nature we will keep doing it. God has created with free will therefore we choose to disobey him, which means unconsciously we
This is all well and good, but practically speaking (especially in the reconciliation of peoples) the wrongdoers seldom if ever repents. Which simply implies that God can heal the victims, and even lead them to forgive the wrongdoers before the wrongdoers repent. 3. In reconciliation we are made a new creation (2 Cor 5:17). The experience of healing means that the victim does not return to the state in which they were before the violence or the
A psychotherapists is then a person who uses psychological means instead of medical means to treat mental disorders. A psychotherapist can be considered as effective if they understand that mental disorders cannot be cured but can be treated and controlled. Effective psychotherapists also have good communication skills, they are open minded, understanding, creative, empathetic and persuasive (Wampold, 2011). They have a treatment plan, they record the progress of the clients and are flexible with their treatment strategies as they treat patients with different problems, personalities and backgrounds (Wampold, 2011). They also keep their personal issues away from clients.
The Parson does not guilt people for their sins or rely on repeating the same text like the Friar and Pardoner. Instead, he knows the entirety of the Gospel very well and shares the words of God with villagers in a welcoming manner. Through the Pardoner, it is made known that goodness and morality existed in such a period. What is more important however, is that he gives insight on the coexistence of good and bad
Therefore, many believers imagine any bad or good happening alike is the will of God. God does not want us to unnecessarily suffer. Just as David Heath-Stade said, “…free will was considered to be a self-evident reality of human experience.” He does not wish cancer, strife, poverty, or war.
In the book, Morrie also said, “Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others” because you don’t know when you will see them for the last time (Albom 164). Morrie has an interesting viewpoint when it comes to forgiveness. I agree that it is important to forgive people, even though you are allowed to take your time with it. There have been instances where I found it difficult to forgive people that hurt me for a while, but I worked continuously towards pardoning them.
At the beginning of the poem, Milton’s fleshly thinking allows him to believe that God expects us to go out and do physical works with our hands, and because he is not capable, then there is no way that he is pleasing God. Milton’s thinking transforms to spiritual thoughts when he begins to reference passages of the Bible. The poet realizes and expresses at the ending of the poem that God does not need our works; he wants our heart’s devotion. Milton first alludes to
Gal.6:9 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. Ps. 118:21 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Rom. 5:1 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
No more shouting or insults, no more hateful feelings of any sort. Instead, be kind and tender-hearted to one another, and forgive one another, as God has forgiven you through Christ” (Ephesians 4:31-32). Reverend Brown was a very religious man who takes his job too seriously and extreme. Verses like Ephesians 4: 31-32, which insist that people be more forgiving, were not emphasised when the Reverend was preaching to the town. The townsfolk were very religious, so the Reverend easily persuaded them to