Although Whitman would agree with Winthrop that within a community there is a unifying force created by the individuals, he would argue that Winthrop’s imaginings of having a community modeled after god is not adequate because it will result in unfairness. “A Model of Christian Charity” establishes a representation of a community working together, rather than, working by themselves. With the help of each other and by following God’s will, the community shall be successful and harmonious. It is essential to note the importance of a relationship between man and god as god stands as the one true source of authority in this community. Winthrop explains the importance of loving God.
Motivation is a theoretical construct used to explain behavior. The definition of Motivate is the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way. Motivation is a big factor in people’s lives; Especially in the lives of the characters in the novel The Great Gatsby. In The Great Gatsby, money is a huge motivator in the characters relationships and it leads to bad outcomes. Most of the characters reveal themselves to be really greedy and their motivations are guided by their desire for money and expensive things: Daisy marries and stays with Tom because of the feeling of security he gives her, his high class, and wealth.
In general everyone in society is threatened by their money, they feel helpless against their money. They think money is the most powerful thing you can have. They might also look up to them for the reason of their money. They see the socs as powerful people, and they want to be like them. They want them to be perfect, so they think that and lie to
He knows what he believes in and stands his ground. He has godly wisdom and earthly intelligence. He and Reuven would often talk about Jewish history together. David is also very caring, kind, and loving to his son, probably even more so then other fathers because Reuven has no mother. Mr. Malter also is a very understanding man.
He is the only way. He gives us a purpose and value in our life and will keep us forever satisfied when we choose him. If the author of Ecclesiastes turned directly to the Lord, he wouldn’t have experienced such depression in his life. But now we have a book in the Bible to remind us that God is the only thing we need. Yes, life is futile.
This symbolizes both our direct access to God through our high priest Jesus; and also, the fact that God’s holiness is no longer something to be protected, but a contagious force to transform the world (Ephesians 4:16). Specifically, through the Holy Spirit we are being regenerated from the inside out to live holy lives that honor and glorify God. No longer do we need to live holy lives to have access to God, but we live holy lives out of the access to God’s grace. In the words of Alexander, “To be holy is to live in a way that reflects the moral perfection of God; it is to live a life marked by love, purity, and righteousness, which are the three most important hallmarks of perfect
However, the concept of an ideal is constantly evolving based off one’s previous achievements and surroundings, which ultimately results in greed and dissatisfaction. Baz Luhrmann, Director of The Great Gatsby, demonstrates how the pursuit of an ideal may be promising, however, it can also easily lead to destruction, due to the course of action taken for achievement. This is significant since Gatsby was driven to the point of using dirty money in order to obtain wealth, which leads to Gatsby’s shaming, and ultimately, the death of others and of he himself. Luhrmann expresses emotion and awareness by using
Baptism can bring the Christian faith to be one with fellow believers and provides a start. On that note, I view my baptism as a start to a good natured life with belief, and believe that it is beneficial to those who are ready to have a spiritual relationship with
While recommending that we be more receptive to Life’s blessings, and with subtle reference to Jesus’ Parable of The Talents, on page 67 Ernest Holmes suggests the concept of stewardship. For a good steward, life is not a matter of accumulating and hoarding wealth; on the contrary, in order to have a greater experience of Life, you are required to make good use what has been entrusted to you. You must work with whatever talents you have, applying them in ways that make you useful and valuable to others; for that is how one finds value in life. We must keep in mind that in Biblical times, a talent was a quantity of gold or silver; and, the talents mentioned in the parable would amount to millions of dollars today. Analogously, talents are
"Work is our design and our dignity; it is also a way to serve God through creativity, particularly in the creation of culture.” This quote from Timothy Kellers ' Every Good Endeavor speaks profoundly to me, it sets the stage for the Christian existence. I enjoy that the line speaks of our service to God through our creativity. It is also nice to see the common "ruling of the world” exemplified through our service. Our ruling the world should be through stewardship or trusteeship versus an authoritarian ship, which is how some Christians think we are to rule the world. As Christians we are called and simply live to work for the furthering of Gods kingdom.
1. When Mr. Epstein states that the “charity is a form of justice, to equal out of people around us that which they can 't do for themselves, for reasons which we never really understand. I believe he is explaining how people helps others and share their blessings when they have blessings beyond their needs. In the bible the book of 2 Corinthians 9:8 says that, “And God can give you more blessings than you need. Then you will always have plenty of everything- enough to give to every good work”.
That is what God is calling us towards today. He is calling us to be light to the world and follow Jesus. One of the easiest ways to follow Jesus in America is to love one another. This is one of the most important commandments God gives us. We are called to show love to those who don’t deserve it, and those who do not know the kind of love God offers.
Philippians 2:12-14 speaks about this spiritual co-operation between us and God, “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose. Do everything without complaining or arguing.” I love this scripture as it gives each of us some clear principles for living in Christ. You work out your own salvation. As salvation is a work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and by obedience we work it out or live it out! It is a responsibility placed upon each believer to decide to obey God’s word and live out this great salvation worked in us by Christ.