Journal Article Review II: The Church as Forgiving Community: An Initial Model Journal Article Review II: The Church As Forgiving Community: An Initial Model Summary Magnuson and Enright (2008) offer a discussion of forgiveness and how important it is to the complex human being. Forgiveness is first recognized in the Bible. It is a way of ending resentment and responding to others in a generously. Forgiveness does not involve forgetting the unjust act that occurred, but it offers mercy to the offender (Magnuson & Enright, 2008). Even though forgiveness is a part of the Church in that it is expressed in God's Word, social scientists such as Smedes (1984) and Worthington and DiBlasio (1990) explored the topic even more in the recent years.
Magnuson and Enright (2008) acknowledge that each person has, at one point or another, wronged someone. They use the Bible to explain how forgiveness is “the cessation of resentment and the implementation or the resumption of a beneficent response toward an offender” (p. 114). Forgiveness is not forgetting the wrongs that someone has done. It does not mean that the relationship should become exactly as it was before the wrong was done. It does mean that the person who was wronged has decided to “offer mercy to someone who has acted unjustly” (p. 114).
When, finally Fisher opens up to the Doctor, they begin to develop a relationship. Antwone is nervous and closed at first, but Dr. Davenport doesn’t back down from asking the searching questions he has asked Fisher. Eventually Davenport learns a lot about Fisher though their sessions. He learns of Antwone’s troubled past and his struggle growing up a foster child. Davenport gives Fisher plenty of advice on how to act when the guys enrage him or what to say around women but the most important advice was when he told Antwone that he should go find his mother, find out her story.
Mary Rowlandson believes that what she is going through is a punishment from God for all the sins she has done in the past. “I opened my Bible to read, and the Lord brought that precious Scripture to me” (Rowlandson). She read the Bible very often, she got comfort, and assurance that what she is going through is part of God’s plan. Not only did she get comfortable, but she also believed that reading the Bible was a way she can repay for her sins and get forgiveness from God. Looking at what she suffered with the most food plays a huge role.
He wanted them to know how oppressed the “black” people were with the injustice at that time. He hoped that the clergymen would have been on his side because they should understand the feeling of his people because they read in the Bible about Jesus going through the same oppression. The bible teaches us how to love each other no matter what color we may be. He wanted them to compare them to such ones in the Bible that felt like they were “outside agitators”. He used this nonviolent campaign to try to get
Examples of this would be how they still looked after their father when he had a stroke even after all the horrible things that he had done to them. Also Rohana still loved her dad even after he abused her and she expressed this by telling Brian about how much she loves her dad. Another example would be how they still thought that their step mother was a nice lady, where most people would have despised their step mother in that situation. For Rohana and Rohani the death of their mother contributed to their experiences. If their mother was still alive they would not have to hide from their father.
There is no longer a reason to be angry. The irony of these two stories is in Ordinary People, a death tore the family apart, where in this story, it brought them together. When George dies, Sam completely realizes how much he loves him. He will do anything to keep his father alive, so he finishes the house. Sam’s loss lets him love, and appreciate the rest of his family even more.
(Jeremiah 29:11-For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.) The worldview on how I think about, treat, and speak to others on a daily basis is quite frank. I was raised to treat other with kindness and respect. As my parents raised me I find myself caring for others more than myself, especially if they are less fortunate than I am. In the bible there are many scriptures that teaches the reader about loving your brother and/or sister even if they refuse to treat you in a respectable manner as you do to
The Christians believe that when they repent or say that they are sorry that is when God forgives them. According to Christians that is valued in their beliefs. God intended for us to be like him in our lives. God did not intend for his people to hurt or suffer. God shows
Kumalo also shows the power of love when others are in pain. When Absalom is facing and "is afraid of death", Kumalo comforts him with a "deep compassion" that was "within him", demonstrating once again the force of love (241). Since he had previously spoken "bitterly" and "harshly" of his son, this situation also shows Kumalo overcoming his own fear and anger with his love for Absalom. Immediately after hearing the news of