Third, one should stay friends regardless of the circumstances alter their relative status or wealth. Finally, friendship with God is viewed as the ultimate goal. Schottroff and Stegemann comments that in Luke’s descriptions in Acts 2: 44-; 4: 32 view the distribution of wealth and goods among the members of the early church as “an equalization of ownership” and argue that ‘thinks of equalization in arithmetic terms’. The distribution according to the need of each one should be regarded as ‘equalization’ in simple arithmetic terms. The ultimate goal of distributing according to the need of each person is not to equalize the poor with the rich, but to care for the poor who could have survived without help from wealthy.
Equality was a sinner, in the book it even states in the very first line on page 17 it says “It is a sin to write this. It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see.” Equality was a discoverer, and by doing that he was sinning. After discovering what he believed was a discovering of a “new power of nature” as said on page 52, he knew that he said to show his new power to the Council of Scholars. It was forbidden to go out of your house, but he did it anyways. Once he showed his discovery, he is booed, but Equality knew it was something special and it should have been shown for the whole world to see.
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. This is the story of a broken man transformed by the love and power of Jesus Christ—who continues to transform me every passing day.” Colson’s testimony is one to look at with sheer amazement and
At the end of his letter, he assures that he is willing to forgive the religious leaders for their misguidance and would happily work alongside them to abolish racial oppression. This served as one of the strongest points of his letter by allowing those who have wronged his people for so long to rectify their injustice. King’s use of religious knowledge gave him the tools he needed in order to not only castigate the stance of his opposition, but to show them that they lost the meaning of the religion they devoted their lives
The poem The Other Fellow represents the theme that people are selfish towards others who aren’t like them because people are sensitive towards the topic of change. The theme is clearly shown in the line, “For happiness of all concerned/Our Negro families are happier when they live in their own communities.” The quote clearly shows people are selfish towards other unlike them. Many times people have grown comfortable in their own communities where nothing changes; however, when change happens, they become sensitive towards it. Although people may act as if they’re okay with change, that’s often a facade made in order to keep their true feelings hidden. Sensitivity to change can be overcome by keeping an open, as well as hopeful, mind.
The word is ambiguous to everyone in society. Many view charity as giving back to those in need because they feel as though they are “bettering the community” in one small way. However, those receiving can see it as pity or shameful action. We see this throughout The Grapes of Wrath as well, the receiving end of the generosity is interpreted differently than those giving out. In today’s society, it’s programmed into us that if you don’t partake in charitable actions, you aren’t considered a “good samaritan.” If you aren’t helping, what are you doing?
If I had the authority to change my community in a positive way, I would attempt to label kindness and good deeds as what is expected, rather than attention-seeking ploys. I find it especially irksome to see how my community as a whole only does anything for attention. This is wrong. I believe that people should do everything out of love and kindness, and be selfless. One of my favorite bible verses is 1 Corinthians 16:14, “Let all that you do be done in love.” This quote really embodies my message, and the manner in which, I believe, my community should carry themselves.
In other words, it involves the development of virtues and the abandoning of vices. It is a call for total commitment and love towards God as the object of our desire. The first point Kempis puts an emphasis on unworthiness. Humans are deemed as worthless in God's eye. Jesus has always honored the sinners, he preached to the