Colleen St. Cyr
Literature and Leadership- Jesus And The Gospels
The Sermon on the Mount
What is your response to this piece? While reading The Sermon on the Mount it opened my eyes and helped me apply this reading to my every day life. When I first realized what I would be reading about I was not very excited for it but as I started reading the piece I really became in tune with what it was saying. Through really reading this piece and not just looking at the words I was able to see what exactly was being said and I really enjoyed it. What connections does it bring up? The connections that were brought up for me personally were more work related than anything else. To quote the reading “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.” At my job there are a lot of people that are out to climb the ladder of success but are willing to throw others under the bus to get there. I have seen this happen, not to me thankfully, but the quote from the reading is very true. Many people can come off as sweet and kind, but underneath it all they are ferocious wolves that are not out to look out for anybody but themselves. What does it mean to you? To answer this question from my own personal associations, it means that you should do to others as you would want done to you so that you are respecting the higher righteousness. The entire piece is talking about being accepted into the “kingdom of Heaven” so I what this means to me is basically to respect others and God will notice. What theme(s) does it convey? The themes conveyed in this piece are that if wrong is done to you it does not mean that you have to return that wrong to the person who showed you the disrespect. It is conveying the theme of treat others the way you want to be treated. What do you think is the author’s point of view? I think that the author’s point of view is that there is no need to treat others the way they treat you, if it is negative....