“Paul on Faith, Hope, and Love”,
and “I’ve Seen the Promised Land”
Word Count: 1140
GHUM 1052 (Wednesday’s class)
By: Mandy Weber
Due: November 24, 2010
#1.) In the article “Paul on Faith, Hope, and Love” from I Corinthians,
refers to the meaning of love. In Paul’s view you can have amazing
qualities like knowledge and faith, but if you do not have love; all of the
qualities you have to offer do not matter. This is because love is the
most important asset to have. Paul states, “And if I have prophetic
powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have
all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.”
The article states the definition of love and what love can accomplish.
Love is real and never dies, every quality a person has can pass away.
Love is the only quality that can’t die because love is so strong. This
concept of love is hard to grasp for children, because children have an
egocentric approach to life; they view the world through tunnel vision.
As children grow older they will start to view the world differently, from
the big picture. When children grow into adolescence it may become
clearer how important love really is. Paul concludes that faith, hope, and
love are necessary to be the greatest person you can be, but love is the
In the article “I’ve Seen the Promised Land” Martin Luther
King, Jr. speaks of doing what god intended us to do, which is to help our
fellow man. King tells a story of a man who tried to trick Jesus. Jesus
tells the man who tried to trick him about another man who had fallen
among thieves. A priest and a Levite passed the fallen man but
no one helps him. A man of another race walks by, he sees the
fallen man and performs first aid. King states, “Jesus ended up saying,
this was the good man, this was the great man, because he had the
capacity to project the “I” into the...