I feel that this book is a brilliant book. It shows how God’s love always overcomes evil and reminds us that we are never alone. The book is a good reminder and lesson to all Christians and people who are struggling with their suffering. It reminds us that even when we think we are alone and that nothing good is happening in our lives, God is overcoming, loving and has a greater plan. Corrie has motivated me to strengthen my faith and to never try to depend on myself alone.
He tells of the works and miracles that god has done and makes sure to live up to the lords expectations. He has been on pilgrimages of sorts before such as mission trips and other things of that nature
The challenges he and his crew face are extremely difficult, but he trudges through with a positive attitude. Like all humans, Odysseus makes mistakes, however it takes a true hero to recover, learn, and thrive from his experiences like he
Dear Daddy, With your compassion, spirit; you always watched over us. With your patient spirit; you remind us to wait for the right man. With your lovely spirit; you showed us how to stand on our own. With your understanding spirit; you taught us to have strength and courage. Now, I can say proudly; you were a wonderful father.
Author and theologian Michael Morris suggests that the three main reasons to obey God is faith, hope and love (Morris). He explains in his article, Six Reason to Obey God, that with faith “we believe that God’s commands are for our own good,” with joy we have the pleasure “of knowing God forever, [with other] rewards in addition to eternal joy,” and with love “we cannot help but be thankful and want to please [God]” (Morris). Essentially, Obedience is loving God enough to trust that his intentions are always pure and well, and such obedience is necessary during times of
Pilgrim’s Progress’s protagonist is both dynamic and round. The story of Christian could not be complete without his development, detailed personality, and motivating actions. His perseverance for God allows him to find his way. His concern for others, although often unsuccessful, draws readers’ compassion and shows the audience a Christ-like role
Brother put lots of his time, effort, and care into Doodle even though "It's a miracle [he] didn't give up" (Hurst). His efforts showed the pride he had, or at least wanted to have in his younger sibling; even if it was rooted in selfishness. Pride is what motivated Brother to help him, though he wished it was his family which gave him the grit to always push Doodle to success. Brother
In this reading it talked about integrity and that means that one should be consistent. The author of this section uses Job as an example of a man of integrity. He tells us that Job is a man of integrity because he is consistent in his faith through all of the hardships that he faced. He did not once cave and turn his back on God or curse Him even when his friends told him to. In this section the author stresses that we should be striving to be perfect in
True worshippers never lack, they never fail, they understand that there are certain things that prayer cannot do for them but worship does instantly. Remember that God is looking for those that will worship him in spirit and in truth. No matter what they are going through, they know that as long as they are connected to the spiritual, they will stand out physically because when worship rises, blessings
“There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life,no matter what location, age, gender or disability.”~ Sharron Angle As Simon once said in Simon Birch, I believe I have a destiny I know i wasn't born small without doing something great with my disability. He expressed that he knew he was meant to do something even if he didn't quite know what. In the Scarlet Ibis Doodle and his brother were determined to teach Doodle to walk, to fit in even though there was a great chance he couldn't, his big brother pushed him until he accomplished it.
Religious Allegory Lord of the Flies by William Golding is a strongly structured allegory that can be broken down into broad spectrums. For example, the story has a strong relation to Christianity and the ideas presented in the Bible. Throughout the novel, Golding compares characters and situations to iconic biblical parables and religious figures. Lord of the Flies is expressed as a religious allegory by the island’s representation to Eden, Simon as a Christ figure, and inherent evil throughout the novel.
Although Simon does show traits of a Christ figure, he does not fully live up to the archetype of a Christ figure. To be a Christ figure is someone must show the traits of the Biblical Christ. In the Bible, Christ fed people who could not feed themselves, and Simon fed the littluns ripe fruit, so that they could eat without getting sick. Simon’s role as a failed Christ figure is shown in his violent and ineffective “crucifixion” and “resurrection”, and his failure at getting them to listen and be reassured by what he had to say. One of the reasons Simon is a failed Christ figure, is that he just died, unlike Christ, who died a martyr to save humanity, and was resurrected from the dead.
Manipulation is often what one resorts to when it is difficult to understand the actions and reasoning of others. This is clearly evident in the short story “Thus I Refute Beelzy” by John Collier. The short story portrays a father named, Big Simon or Mr Carter, trying to manipulate his son, Small Simon, into believing that Mr. Beelzy is not real. In the short story, John Collier, emphasizes on the difficulty of understanding Big Simon through Small Simon when Big Simon asks of the difference between a pretend and a real thing. Small Simon is having a difficult time in understanding his father that Mr Beelzy is not real thus creating a bad relationship with each other as they cannot understand each other.
The film Grand Canyon, directed by Lawrence Kasdan, demonstrates characters Simon (Danny Glover) and Mack (Kevin Cline) exploring concepts of Kegan’s stage 5 Interindividual Balance. In the text Lenses: Applying Lifespan Development Theories in Counseling, Kegan conveyed that individuals in this stage “find themselves questioning their previously held ways of making decisions (Kraus, 2008, p.133). The theoretical conversation between Mack and Simon were Simon states “When you sit on the edge of that thing, you just realize what a joke we people are. What big heads we got, thinking' that what we do is gonna matter all that much. Thinking our time here means diddly to those rocks.”