Forgiveness: (v. 17-20) Philemon was Paul’s friend, but he also was the lawful owner of the slave Onesimus. He could have disciplined Onesimus severely as a runaway and as a thief. Paul asked his dear friend not to only withhold chastisement, but to forgive Onesimus and to receive him as a new Christian brother, welcoming him into his home as he would welcome Paul (v.17). Respect:( v. 4-9, 21-25) Paul was a acquaintance of both Philemon and Onesimus. He had the authority as an Apostle to suggest to Philemon what to do (v.8).
Meanwhile, under persecution for a long time, to the Christian, the thought of tolerance and the spirit of love gradually increased which affected their behaviors. They did not care about the persecution, and spread their beliefs to them and gave them a lot of comfort and salvation, convincing more people became the Christians. They believed the plague was the God’s punishment and they would have a next better
Similarly, when Jesus heals the paralytic Mark says that “many were gathered together, so that there was no more room…and he [Jesus] was preaching the word to them” (MK 2:2). Therefore, in both of these accounts Jesus reveled in the spotlight and consistently drew enormous crowds that witnessed him cast out demons and perform miraculous healings. This suggests that Jesus was not focused on hiding his miraculous abilities. Rather, Jesus ordered the leper to keep silent about being healed because he wanted to stay in unpopulated areas with disenfranchised people such as the leper. Mark says that once the leper “spoke freely about” being healed, Jesus “was out in desolate places, and people were coming to him from every quarter” (Mk 1:45).
His ability to encourage and sympathize with people such as Danny and Billy make him a very pleasant person. When Reuven first meets Danny, for instance, he quickly realizes his loneliness and his need for a friend, ultimately deciding to befriend him. Even while knowing that his other friends would think badly of him for becoming friends with a Hasidic Jew like Danny, Reuven pities him and “treats him as he would have liked to be treated” (Matthew 7:12) by making Danny his friend. Additionally, while at the hospital recovering from his eye surgery, the nurses place Reuven next to a boy named Billy, who almost went blind during an accident. After Reuven leaves the hospital, he continues to think and worry about Billy, even “dedicating the morning prayer to Billy, every last word” (89).
He became famous for his novel "The Last Puritan", distributed in 1935. Santayana knew numerous dialects, and had inside and out information of writing and the historical backdrop of theory. His philosophy was impacted by Aristotle, Lucretius, and Spinoza. Santyana 's other essential philosophical works incorporate, "The Sense of Beauty", "The Life of Reason" (1905-06), "Doubt and Animal Faith" (1923) and "The Realms of Being". During his age when reach 48 years, Santayana left his accommodation at Harvard and return to Europe.
Reflection While studying speeches under the title Power and Language in Part 1, I was amazed by how powerful they can get if the right techniques are used. In my Further Oral Activity, I explored the use of persuasive language in speeches. Specifically, I analyzed how authorities can use persuasive language in their speeches in order to inspire students. The reason why I chose this topic is because while we were studying Power and Language, the speeches we watched in class made me remember the speech of John Keating from the movie Dead Poets Society. I was extremely impressed by his speech, and I realized that he too used persuasive language in order to affect his students.
He recounted the all too common feeling of a meaningless life, the seemingly innate itch of human existence, and how it brought him to various places in his life—until he stumbled upon a particular group of people and was changed forever. This introduction, though short, is crucial to understand, for it sets the stage for the remainder of the book. It tells not only the story of a former non-believer, but the story of everyone—it presents us the life of Jesus Christ, not as a gentle sermon or a feel-good retelling, but as an assertive, rational reply to the accusation: ‘Christianity is a myth, and so is your God.’ III.
Under the supervision of such an educator, Saul became the most proficient and knowledgeable master of Old Testament. After finishing his education, Saul returned back to Tarsus and started there, though, by the time of persecution of Stephen, he went back to Jerusalem. He came back out of his anger on the teachings of Christianity and as saint Stephen was carrying out Missionary activities with full vigor in Jerusalem. Being the Hellenistic Jew, his rage on Stephen was frenzied as Stephen, had been “circulating among the Hellenistic synagogues in Jerusalem and preaching Jesus Christ” (McArthur, 2015). Stephen was
He had difficulties understanding the Old Testament because in it, “he found out so much that he could not reconcile with the bidding of returning good for evil.” He was studying for the bar exams in London when he was given the New Testament to read. This made a positive impression on him. Gandhi told Millie Polak, the wife of one of his earliest disciples. "I did once seriously think of embracing the Christian faith," "The gentle figure of Christ, so patient, so kind, so loving, so full of forgiveness that he taught his followers not to retaliate when abused or struck, but to turn the other cheek, I thought it was a beautiful example of the perfect man..." What does Jesus mean to Gandhi? He was
The adage, “each one for himself and God for us all” seems to be the guiding principle of most love and friendship relationships. This new way of practicing love and friendship, have not only infiltrated our societies but it has also entered into Christian communities and churches. Even in our Christian communities where mutual love and friendship is supposed to be the basis of Christian living, the common tendency today is to have love and friendship relationships between people of the same social standings, races, and professions. Even some church leaders sometimes fall victims of this way of practicing love and friendship relationship. In this situation where the important value of mutual love and friendship seem to be