A Disappointing Crime “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” -Bruce Lee. Everyone knows that minister Dimmesdale was guilty, but some people feel that it was right for him not to confess, while others strongly believe he should have taken ownership of his actions and confessed his sin. Minister Dimmesdale should have confessed his sin for these reasons, he would bear less shame, the people trusted him to confess, and Hester should not have to bear both of their burdens. The minister should have confessed his sin since he would bear less shame. Unfortunately, most of the minister’s shame came from the fact that he was hiding his sin.
And once we forgive we learn to see the beauty in our lives rather than the struggles and pain that we have gone through. “‘ I could be wildly wrong. But my sense of you is that you’re a good person, not a bad one.” … This, though, was different– hearing himself forgiven freely, by someone he trusted. He wasn’t sure, though, that she knew enough to forgive him. He told her the story in detail.
Overall, I would recommend this book (as a friend) to someone who might need to do a little soul searching or perhaps one with a crisis of faith. I personally did feel real emotional about it. I felt it was a little heavy handed in how one can create or achieve anything. As a realist, it’s not something I personally believe, however, I do believe that we are capable of great things. It’s also nice to have a religious book that isn’t hyper-focused on the Bible.
The shared themes of "The Interlopers" and "To Forgive is Divine" is holding a grudge can hurt more than it helps, and forgiveness can allow wounds to heal and hatred to disappear. In the article "To Forgive is Divine," the author believes that "forgiveness frees you-it frees you to live without the weight of that anger and resentment." The story "The Interlopers" Ulrich and Georg "...each prayed that misfortune might fall on the other" their hatred towards each other lead to each others death. This shows that holding a grudge can keep you from moving on with your life and hurt you in the end, but if you forgive you can move on and be
Fault and redemption. What do these two words really do in our lives? Do they give us another chance or are they just concepts that we want to follow? In the world we live in, one fault can often make or break something in our lives, but when granted with redemption, we don’t always take it as seriously as needed and soon our fault becomes someone else’s pride. Sir Gawain’s faults can be a constant reminder of the mistakes we all make as humans along with the quote, “It is clear then that there can be no redemption without fault, just as one is unable to return from exile without first being sent into one.
D’Angelo states “That I hope things are looking up for him. That I hope his sorrow is the past… That I am thinking of him” (D’Angelo).In the passage the repetition of “that I hope” it emphasizes the amount of guilt towards the business man. Not only does this passage show his guilt it also shows his true identity, it shows a side of a person who is a regretful, sorrow and hopeful. The reason he is showing his true identity is because it connects to his guilt. When it took place live D’Angelo did not help the weeping man which then labels him as a care free person but that is not that he truly is.
When it comes down to it, sympathy is felt for him because he says redeeming things such as, “I have this morning signed away the soul of Rebecca Nurse, Your Honor. I’ll not conceal it, my hand shakes yet as with a wound!” (4.77). Hale is taking all of these consequences personally that once he realizes his errors he is overcome with an intense sense of guilt and remorse for the role he has played that one can't help but sympathize with him. Ultimately it all comes down to if you judge the morality and integrity of the person on the consequences of their actions or the intentions of them to be higher. Although his actions are forgivable, Hale has a hard time forgiving himself as seen by when he says, “There is blood on my head!
Hi Peeps, Today 's Quote "Potential means nothing when it is accompanied with foolish talk, empty words, lazy work and contempt!" ~ Jon Barnes Potential We fill our days with empty ideas, foolish ways, fake stories, and waisted opportunities to do good things that would make God proud to be the Father of All. But some of us find the time and the way to connect with God, study His ideas, and follow His suggestions. Too much time waisted on complaining eats up the time you need to solve your own problems with God 's help. Don 't reject the help of your Father, God!
I was met with the question why does God allow this suffering to happen. Being a Christian has helped me in more ways than I can count while taking this journey through life. I agree with Frankl in that those of us who have any religious belief are able to understand life on another level. I believe that Jesus suffered on the cross for us, to save us of our sins. Therefore, in order to live a life like Jesus we must suffer too.
Hosseini shows us how Amir is constantly dealing with the remorse of the incident, but does not attempt to redeem himself until later in his life when Hassan has died. He acts with the motive of relieving his own guilt rather than from the goodness of his heart and redemption from the person he hurt, Hassan. Amir is an example of how humans often tend to think that redemption is forgiveness of self and feeling content, however, the act of redemption should be recognizing a mistake and working towards a change to fix that mistake. In order to be redeemed, the first step is understanding the mistake and the path towards redemption. After Hassan’s rape, Amir knows that he had not done the right thing and turned his back on Hassan when he had an opportunity to help him.
It requests that you feel ok with not knowing answers to life’s questions while being skeptical and goes on to say in quite a few chapters to know your internal and external limitations “All you can do is tend to the causes—but you can’t control the results.” (Page 152) and be open to change and know that not everything in the world needs to be petrifying. It ends with the usually preached and rarely practiced message to be generous. Part five stays true in its message of: Be at Peace. Rick Hanson ends his novel off with the message of, albeit a bit cliché; love. Give love and receive love.
The contemporary societies in which we live are built upon the notion that excess is good. As members of these societies influenced by this concept every day, we have become impervious to the idea that excess is not always good, in fact it can be quite bad. We all know someone who suffers from an addiction, someone who is living with depression, that millions of people are starving, and a friend who is struggling with an eating disorder, all products of excess. After all, excess is what lead to the great depression. For a decade, money seemed limitless and people believed the boom would never end, causing the excessive spending of money that led up to the devastating economic collapse of the nineteen thirties.
Jesus tells us in the context of the whole passage that all have perpetrated (sinned), and we shouldn 't be so hasty to cast a stone (judge/condemn) others before taking an introspective look at ourselves and where we fall short. To foster this spirituality for incarnationally serving those on the margins is to "choose the way of Jesus, laying aside all the earthly resources that give us power - in order to be present to those we love" (pg. 97). Doing this, we humble ourselves and serve people like Madu as friends, since the textbook answer won 't make the impact necessary for change, but living it out, showing love and bestowing friendship upon them will be the example and the relationship they need that will cause a deep transformative impact. However, we mustn 't become calloused to the evil actions in these ambiguous situations, if we do, then the loving-correction needed to move past perpetration may never be accomplished.
An example could be how the world ignored the Jewish people as they cried for help. In my opinion i believe that yes we were the bystanders in this situation. They asked us to try and help them seek refutation, but we turned our heads in the opposite direction, wanting someone else to help them out. I can learn not to turn my back when someone needs me, and try to figure out how to help, rather than hope someone else take care of it. Before when i would see someone on the street asking for money I wouldn 't give them any, only because I felt they got themselves in that situation they deserve to be where they are.
I live by confessing my sins to God and asking for his forgiveness. (1 John 1:9) because I know that the mind and the flesh can be weak and temptation can be our downfall. Question of Destiny- How worldview influence the way I think, treat and speak to other is based on my respect and ability to have an open mind and to treat others and they would treat me when I interact with people on a diverse platform. I think it helps me as a person to better understand how myself and others views, beliefs and opinions which sometimes can make you stronger or can weaken your sense of worth. In terms of deciding on a future career I feel that I’m