When someone hurts another, we care for the one who got hurt and show no compassion for the one whose fault it was. It is hard for us to show empathy toward the “bad”guy. It really does take God to help us. Father Boyle’s ability to care for everyone is incredible. His compassion toward the Homeboys has brought compassion to them.
After Watergate, the only thing that mattered to Colson was having a right relationship with Christ and ministering the grace he had received to as many people as possible. Psalm 25:4-5 says, “Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.” Matthew 5:6 says “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be satisfied” both of these versus speaks into how Colson thought, felt, and acted. Charles Colson’s life is a powerful testimony to the transforming power of the Gospel. 1 Corinthians 15:47-49 perfectly describes Colson when it says, “One who bore the image of the man of dust became one who bore the image of the man of Heaven.” Colson wrote “The real story was that Christ had reached down to me, even in my disgrace and shame, and revealed Himself as the One who forgives and makes new.
An anonymous person once said that “we aren’t called to shine our own lights; we are called to reflect His.” A born again Christian, once fully understanding the gospel and putting his or hers trust in Jesus, will desire to want to grow and obey God in order to honor and glorify Him, and since the only one who kept God’s law perfectly was Jesus, then one will want manifest and imitate Christ in everything he or she does. Not only does reflecting Christ’s image glorify God, it stands out to others as well. All true believers experience radical change because of the Spirit, and that change shines like a bright light towards other people leading them to ask, wonder, and desire that change and growth in their own lives as
I respected Mr. Clutter for the type of man he was. Going out of his way to help others, being a dedicated and passionate Christian, and his purposeful drive to accomplish all of his goals. I felt bad and apologetic concerning Mrs. Clutter’s health. Thinking why did a person that seemed so caring should have to struggle on a daily basis to produce a smile or a single positive thought. Lastly, in Kenyon and Nancy I felt that I could see different parts of myself in the two of them.
His father replies, “Son, you are always with me, and all that is mine is yours. It was fitting to celebrate and be glad, for this your brother was dead, and is alive; he was lost, and is found.” Christ teaches that no matter the sin, those that believe in Him and have true repentance may always return to the
Prometheus writes that he finally recognizes ‘why the best in me has been my sins and my transgressions; and why I had never felt guilt in my sins” in the concluding chapter of Anthem (Rand, 98). Prometheus comes to understand that the reason he has felt no regret for his actions, is because they are what makes him an individual. This meaning that throughout his life he has been degraded because of how he would wonder and constantly ask questions, but this has made him a person with views and genuine curiosity on how the world works. These are all characteristics of a single person because not all people have the same views on everything. Surprisingly, in Prometheus’ society no one is considered an individual and
Sea metaphorically indicates broad range or endless path that is amazingly prodigious which makes it elusive to specify objects in the sea. Anton Chekhov decides to use the word sea to suggest that the father’s knowledge is extremely broad and general, meaning that he must have not gained a degree of education. However, this further creates instant desperation of a boy who is eager to jeopardize his mouth to taste an oyster as he expresses, “Help us gentlemen!”, “I am ashamed to ask but – my God! – I can bear no more!”. The massive desperation drives the boy to emotionally beg for help shows how the aristocracies acquire the control over the proletarians.
Not answering the boys question of where are your men. He goes on telling about the riches he was given by the Phaeacians never even mentioning his brothers in war. He hides his past from his son, ignores his questions, and pushes onto a whole other subject without Telemachus’s consent. A true hero would not fear telling the truth to the people they love because anyone worth loving will forgive your
However, last year I went through a trial in my life where I was ambivalent towards God. I depended on my works for God to be pleased with me and actually love me. I feared His rejection and I became dependent on my self-righteousness. However, God stayed with me and proved His unconditional love over and over. He healed my mind and brought me back into a trusting love relationship with Him.
Basic Christianity is a crucial foundation that must be deeply entrenched within the hearts and minds of believers. The essential and basic principles aid every Christian by showing and teaching them how great God’s love is for us. In John Stott’s Book, “Basic Christianity,” he reveals insight on what it is to be a Christian. He also dispels many erroneous teachings that have been brought into the Christian community. Stott states in the beginning of his book that many have held the assumption that God sits on His throne, aloof, distant, and unconcerned for our needs and problems (Stott, pg.