What is love? Many of us toss around this word as easily as anyone. And we end up trivializing it. The word "love" is so misused and overused in our society that we hardly know what to think when someone says, "I love you." Let us focus on not the earthly kind of love but of a greater love...
another, she would boldly stand strong knowing that God would protect her. Webster’s Dictionary states that bold means, “Ready to take risks or face danger; daring.” It also states that faith is, “Confidence, trust or belief in God.” Trusting that God would help her, Mary constantly took a stand for justice...
increasing with intensity and fear of conversation in unfamiliar/familiar group discussions. I find this to be accurate because I love speaking in public and I also love interacting within a group of familiar/unfamiliar team members. I am often called upon to be the spokesperson within in my group and...
To Love Another Person Is to See The Face of God
To love another person doesn’t really mean to see the face of God. You have to feel all the love and blessings of God. Living the life of God, with his words and doing things that we know is right is living the path of life loving any other person regardless...
be sure that no one who is immoral, indecent, or greedy (for greed is a form of idolatry) will ever receive a share in the Kingdom of Christ and of God."(Ephesians 5:3,5 TEV) St Paul warns us not to quarrel so we are to "Remind our people of this, and give them a solemn warning in God's presence not...
when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The kingdom of God does not come with your careful observation, nor will people say, 'Here it is,' or 'There it is,' because the kingdom of God is within you. What Jesus is trying to tell the Pharisees is that the Kingdom of God is eternal and spiritual...
All You Need Is Eros?
“Love” has been experienced, examined, converted for entertainment, manipulated, shaken, and stirred innumerable times through the ages, as humanity attempts to reign in the profound concept. Mankind was created to participate in a love affair with the Creator, and even those...
Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zara Neal Hurston, a young woman named Janie faces many challenges and follows her dream of finding true love. Her image of true love came to her as she was sitting down beneath a tree. But unfortunately, early in the beginning, her image of true love is destroyed when Nanny...
death. In this paper I will explore the nature of love. More specifically, I will explore the concept of love as it relates to the writings of St. Maximos the Confessor and Sufism. The heart of spiritual life is love and spiritual life is about how we love. The spiritual teachings of both Sufism and St...
OVERCOMING ODDS WITH LOVE!
The five events that shaped my life are struggle, pain, heartbreak, change, and VICTORY. Though things were hard, it was prayer that kept me standing. Growing up, I wasn’t as fortunate as everyone else; I went through being talked about. I went through feeling rejected,...
(e.g., jnana yoga), and the path of love and devotion (e.g., bhakti yoga). Superficially, it might seem that these paths have little to do with each other. It might even seem that they are incompatible. For example, while the bhakta cultivates a burning fire of love in the heart, the jnani cultivates...
Loving, and Patient God
There are many characteristics in describing the Christian Gods personality. God is similar to us—only in perfection. He is holy, fair, righteous, and impartial. He has feelings, can be jealous and angry, and always keeps his promises. Although, I believe God has three attributes...
Love has been defined as “an intense feeling of deep affection” or “to feel a deep romantic or sexual attachment to (someone).” It is an emotion that has been simplified, mystified, and tragically reduced to secular interpretation. To understand the real concept of love is to yearn for perfect love...
often find her crying in her bedroom, sometimes even when she was cooking dinner. Every night I would hear her pray to God to give her the strength she needed. She would talk to God and repeat, ?Please help me? over and over again. I remember feeling so sad. My mother was in so much pain. I was only...
work harder and more hours
- poverty in the Philippines caused by lack of quality consciousness
- poverty in the Philippines caused by lack of love FOR God and thus FOR all his children on earth
- poverty in the Philippines caused by abuse by rich ones
- poverty in the Philippines caused by mismanagement...
When I heard I had to write an essay on “In the hands of God”. I thought “what am I going to write?” Then I thought about it. I thought about how I hear this topic every Sunday in church and how it’s so easy.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty...
Day 1. Today's Dare
The first part of this dare is fairly
simple. Although love is communicated
in a number of ways, our words often
reflect the condition of our heart. For
the next day, resolve to demonstrate
patience and to say nothing negative
to your spouse at all. If the temptation
such as God. Many people live accordingly to the rules of God, and in turn are directed in leading a better life. In the brilliant novel Cold Sassy Tree, by Olive Ann Burns, Grandpa Blakeslee is such a person. Whenever Grandpa faces an obstacle, he turns to God.
Grandpa turns to God whenever...
and 270 million without access to any medical services whatsoever.
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THE LOVE REVOLUTION
Are these statistics as staggering to you as they are to me?
I hope so. They are the stunning, sobering facts of life in the
This unique love poem by George Herbert seems both simple and complex at the same time. There are many levels which display the depth of Herbert’s writing. He gives a three stanza poem, six lines each with the rhyme scheme of: A, B, A, B, C, C, and the lines alternating ten and six syllables. This simple...
Love and Wisdom Reflection Paper
Introduction: Before this course comes to a close, our instructor asked us to pick two additional topics to reflect upon in depth. The two topics that I would like to discuss further are the ideas of “love” and “wisdom...
What is it all about?
- It's all about Love.
“According to philosophers, the only goal of life is to be happy. And there is only one
happiness in life: to love and be loved.
Love is essentially an abstract concept, much...
Since Augustine has a firm belief that human beings, born sinful, and “glued” to pleasures, are unable to reach true happiness unless they pursue God (or a better understanding of God). Writing Confessions, he tries and hopes to enlighten humanity by providing aids to find God. However...
third husband and was the key to Janie’s spiritual growth. Tea Cake is Janie’s first real love and the ideal husband for both her and Nanny. Although Tea Cake physically harms her by beating her, he truly loves her and respects her for who she is. Unlike Logan and Jody, Tea Cake allows Janie freely express...
the concept of love within Christianity
C.S Lewis explores the nature of ‘love’ from a Christian perspective “Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God because God is love” all forms of love come from God, who is the very source of love itself. Situation...
February 6, 2012
An Eternal Gift from God to Humanity
What is love? A question all humans will examine during their lifetime; a question human beings including scientists, psychologists, artists, etc. will never come to an agreement on its definition. Whether love is a human need for caring...
What a God there was in creation, furthermore what a God there is in redemption. The God who gave the Bible as a revelation to humanity that reveals His character. The God who is love who loved His creation first before creation loved Him.1 The God who created the heavens and the earth in the...
little words, “I love you.” The next day Josh was at a basketball game. His reply to a friend’s offer of cheesy nachos was, “yeah man, I love nachos!” Later that evening he was pulled over for speeding on the way home. After getting off with a warning he remarked, “God must love me.” How can Josh...
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres...
propositions and asked the Pope "to be a spokesman before humanity" on the Church's interest in family life.
F. The family was willed by God in His creative act.
G. But family life is interiorly ordained to fulfillment in Christ.
H. The family can realize...
into a position where I thought I had to lash back out and explain and defend myself to others...to tell my side of the story, but after much prayer God began to reveal to me why certain things were the way they were and how to handle it the right way...his way. So here's a little friendly advice...
What is Love?
In today’s society, love is most often contemplated as a romantic innervation between two people. However, it also exists between friends, relatives, and even your worst enemies. When you say, “I love you” to someone or you say that you love something, do you know what you are saying...
By Mrs. E. G. White.
Christ and his obedient children love one another. Their tastes are identical. The true followers of Jesus are so abiding in him that they love that which he loves, and hate that which he hates. One spirit pervades the whole body. How then can the branches...
Love and attraction
Love and attraction are topics that this society wants to figure out. They are two very different things, and yet one of the most confusing topics. Not many will know the meaning of love, just the pain and the errors of life. What’s the difference between knowing that you love...
know the love of Christ
Eph 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God.
• Our human minds cannot comprehend the love of God.
• It passeth knowledge and understanding.
• To be filled with all the fullness of God, you have...
The Role of Desire/Beauty in Dante and Augustine’s Journey Into God
In both Confessions and The Divine Comedy, Augustine and Dante are depicted as very creative and intelligent men. Both of them have a love for the beauty in life. These beautiful things that are put in front of them cause both men...
“If God is a loving God, then why does he let sin and suffering happen?”
By: Banna Maxfield 11 Silver
In the Catholic tradition there is a belief in a loving God. In order to understand the catholic view’s on whether God is a loving God or not, an examination of the unique and loving relationship...
The Theme of Love in Books VIII – XV of Augustine’s De Trinitate
The structure of Augustine’s De Trinitate conforms to the rule that “authority takes precedence over reason.” Having expounded upon the scriptural revelation of God, in the latter half of his grand exposition on the Trinity the Church...
think that the best way to know is to love many things (Vincent va gough)Compare in which the two novels present the influence of God.
The ideology of God is expressed in many different contexts throughout the novel, many of the characters exploit the qualities of God and often became reliant on his power...
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men...
List the three major gods of modern Hinduism and give a brief description of each
Just like in most religions, people who practice Hinduism believe in god(s). Similar to Christian trinity of God as the father, Son and Holy Ghost, Hindus have the Trinity...
Signifying that this love is not limited to physical desires, but transcends the human body and reaches a much higher and nobler level. She also equates her love for her husband with those things she needs
to live, 'to the level of every day's Most quiet need'. In other words she loves him as much as her...
Saved by Love
Even though love can’t make a person succeed in life sometimes, Victor Hugo uses the theme of compassion to show that a person’s life can be changed in a positive way. To begin with, Marius saves his neighbor, the Jondrettes, from being homeless by paying the rent for them. After...
contrast to gods of heathen religions who are often presented as vindictive and angry beings in need of appeasement, the God of the Bible is characterized as the essence of love. “God is love” (1 John 4:8, 16). Since God is love and since God is eternal, then God’s love is eternal. Moreover, since love requires...
the lovers to love openly and thus, they took their lives for the other, hence settling their quarrelling families. In Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet, the idea of real love has been mistaken for infatuation. In the play Romeo and Juliet, their love seems to be infatuation rather than real love as the both...
And What We Talk about
Raymond Carver’s “What we Talk About When we Talk About Love” from the start the reader has the image of two couples having a get together drinking around a table. Carver portrays these characters drinking gin with a little buzz and the topic love is brought...
the Image of God
In this paper, I seek to prove that Man is made in the image of God philosophically, given that God is the creator of the universe and that there are no other created beings in the universe other than those found on earth. I shall do this by proving that God displays and...
The poem I am choosing to analyze is “How do I love thee?” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. In her sonnet Mrs. Browning is expressing her unconditional love for her husband and God. The overall theme of the poem is intense love, it is also an Italian sonnet, and a lyric poem. Lyric poems are poems that...
GOD IS LOVE
"God is Love." This simple yet complex statement is found only twice1, 2 in the Bible and is commonly presented out of context. It is generally misunderstood and often circulated in a fashion that leads many into Hell. The statement –while very easy to make and accept when presented in its...
there is no real answer, and that question is the existence of God. There have been endless arguments and controversies in the philosophical world and the religious world trying to answer the question of whether or not God is real. Some say God is a thing to answer the questions of the unknown, and some...
IS GOD REAL?
Science gives ample reason to believe in God. Why is DNA important?
British philosopher, Dr. Antony Flew, was a leading spokesperson for atheism, actively involved in debate after debate. However, scientific discoveries within the last 30 years brought him to a conclusion he could...
yet happen before he reaches me:
some incredible interposition. . . But with open mouth (the time had
come) he made one last attempt at prayer, ´O God, I offer up my
damnation to you. Take it. Use it for them' and was aware of the pale
papery taste of his eternal sentence on the tongue.´´1
Their eyes were watching god essay
Love and indepence
Love and Independence, a division between together, and alone. In the book "their eyes were watching god" Janie shows her strong and her dependent side several times through out the story. Most of the time one may see...
God and he being behind it all, blessed me these 21 years of my life. Without him I could forever be lost. I had many times to fall away from my given path, and at times I did. I don’t always know if it’s part of a plan or not, but I am a lucky young woman to be where I am today. God saved me and...
sick and tired of being sick and tired? Well if so, I will like to take this time out to introduce you the remedy of all your problems. God, the true and living God, the one who has giving his son to save us from our sins. I know many of you have heard of him but how many of you have had the chance to...
an angry god Jonathan Edwards talks a lot about god being angry. He implies that God will throw us in hell as soon as he gets the chance. He also says that “...the world would spew you out, were it not for the sovereign hand of him who hath subjected it in hope”. According to Jonathan, God “abhors”...
God is responsible for everything that happens in the universe – discuss
St. Augustine was walking on the seashore thinking about God’s nature when he noticed a boy doing something strange. After filling his bucket with water, the boy then poured it into a hole in the sand. He did this several times...
become breakfast for every day. Without it, I felt empty for whole day. It became compulsory for me to eat apple in my daily life. That is why I love apple.
I love butterflies. Butterflies are different creature. It also a colorful insect. Usually, butterflies refer to freedom. All the time, I saw it flies...
First Book Club Meeting: God Has a Dream – Desmond Tutu
Synopsis of Impressions
Desmond Tutu’s God Has a Dream is a book that revives the Christian spirit in
many ways. God Has a Dream is an engaging piece of literature that renews one’s faith in humanity and brings about a new vision of hope...
Love Sex and God in Four Dimensions
The question of sexual ethics is complicated. Humans have the unique property of having the animalistic need for sex, the natural desire for procreation, but also the conscience that comes from our humanity. This is further complicated by other facets of society and...