However, he remembers a simpler time where everybody was like his son and wants to go back to the way things were in that time. He is horrified by what society has done to him and wants his son to teach him how to be himself again. In King’s poem, the persona admires flowers because they “make a harmless show” and always look their best, even though their death is near. The flowers accept their death with no fear and they are always cheerful. They seem to brighten any environment they are in, even funerals.
For example, when the angel appeared in Joseph’s dream and told him the truth about the child Mary was carrying, Joseph immediately, without hesitation took Mary as his wife. Joseph also loved and cared for Jesus, as his one concern was for the safety and well being for the child entrusted to him. He loved Jesus although Joseph was not his legitimate father, and cared for Jesus and loved him just as any father would for his own son. We also know Joseph respected God; he followed God’s commands in handling the situation with Mary and went to Jerusalem to have Jesus circumcised and Mary purified after the birth of her son. Saint Joseph is the
(Aurelius, n.d.) Book Two in The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius is about how to live your life. It is from the wisdom that his grandfather, Verus, taught him as he was growing up. “Every moment think steadily as a Roman and a man to do what thou hast in hand with perfect and simple dignity, and feeling of affection, and freedom, and justice; and to give thyself relief from all other thoughts. And thou wilt give thyself relief, if thou doest every act of thy life as if it were the last, laying aside all carelessness and passionate aversion from the
In the Gospel of Mark, I see Jesus, the Son of God, as a loving, faithful, obedient servant who walks in compassion; doing the will of His Father. He is a servant. His message to us all is “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). Jesus witnessed to us on how to be great, by giving our life in service to God. Jesus taught us a new definition for greatness, the word servant.
Then we pulled into this little spot a little father down the road and my Ma said a prayer thanking our Lord for helping us. It was an amazing experience because I grew closer to my sisters in the little time that we were the only ones pulling. I know that the lord helped us because as we were going back down the canyon it seemed like it took longer than going up. Family Testimony Meeting was a strong spiritual time. It was nice to hear everyone’s testimonies about Trek and the Lord.
Victor’s first recollections are of his, "mother’s tender caresses", and his, "father’s smile of benevolent pleasure" (page 33). They regard him as being, "bestowed on them by heaven", and recognise that his future, "was in their hands to direct to happiness or misery". He also tells Walton that his mother and father felt that they, "owed" something to him because they had given him life. At the age of seven, having moved to Geneva with his family, he meets Henry Clerval with whom he becomes great friends, although it is interesting to note that he chooses not to mix with the other local children. At the beginning of chapter two, Victor describes his childhood thus:
It’s a scene of what awaits them after death, and according to the decisions in their life, Christians will go to either heaven or hell. In Christian faith, those who lived according to god’s law were going to be saved. And those who sinned without reconciliation were damned. This also acts as a moralizing purpose because it made people live simpler lives. Salvation is a completely free gift from the Lord and comes by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son so that anyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life" (John 3:16). "If you confess with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved" (Romans 10:9). Faith alone in the finished work of Christ on the cross is the only true path to eternal life! "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not of yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast" (Ephesians 2:8-9).
God gives me a place I can go back to whenever I let my emotions get the better part of me. One moment in prayer with Him and He makes me become conscious of why life is so precious. Whether I am angry, hurt, disappointed, confused or when I just need someone to listen, He is my sanctuary. He gives me a peace that is indescribable. No man can ever love me or understand me the way He does and that is why I will be forever thankful to Him.
This simple action of Ben signifies his selfless love to other person. He didn’t chose to be in Baguio to enjoy instead he consider his father who is in need of help, like other people who needs his father. This act of considering others before him is a concrete meaning of love. The scene wherein Ben baptized the tetanus child during its last moment is a clear manifestation of his pure love, his desire to become a priest is there. And mostly his love of wanting the sick child to see in the kingdom of God through his baptism shows his love to a human being which he didn’t know