He further clarifies that in Christianity, God is not even a person. Instead, he is a dynamic, pulsating activity — almost a kind of drama. Additionally, he says the Holy Spirit also shares in the same love that exists between God and Jesus; and like them, He is eternal also. The author informs us that we too can share in that eternal love, and we can help others share in it as well. Here, he reminds us that those superior traits, as well as appalling ones that we know, come by a kind of infection — we come in contact with the source of the infection. Therefore, we can take part in the shared love that exists between the three persons by coming in contact with that love. Furthermore, we can expose others to that love, so that they might also become infected. Each of us, then, can become a "little Christ," which is the whole purpose of becoming a
I think this quote is important because this is when the nurse found Juliet after she faked her death to be with Romeo, and because of that she will never see her family again. When Juliet took the potion she knew she was risking everything, and knew she might not see her family again. Her parents and the nurse are now filled with grief from her death that will stay with them throughout the rest of the story. Overall, this quote was the first to announced Juliet's plan to fake her death worked, and now the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet is even closer.
‘Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, with all thy soul, with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. The second is like unto it. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two precepts hang all the law and the prophets’ (Mathew 22.37, 38, 39, 40). ‘By this all men know that they are my disciples, if ye have love one to another’ (John 13.35) …’He who loveth God loveth his brother also’ (1 John 4.21) …’If any man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar’ (1 John 4.20) …The first thing that takes our attention is the saying of Jesus, ‘Thou shalt love,’ etc. (501-2)
a. What was Jesus’ point in the teaching? In this teaching, Jesus was saying that we treat one another with love and compassion as he have loved us as much as laying his life for our sake, in order for us to join him in the kingdom of God. He said that we should speak well even to those who curse and despitefully use us and abuse us because, our reward for such time is in heaven and it is God who will revenge about these things for us. He said that we should love our enemy also not only our friends because God loves us the same way and God does not discriminate from anyone, despite their falls.
No emotion has such universal meaning as love. It is an integral part of the human condition. Love is the basis for by which all other emotions can be gauged. Friendship and even grief are steeped in love. Love is so central to our lives that it is fitting and proper that it should be the topic of so much discussion. Every culture and every writer has some commentary or evaluation of love. The New Testament has its share of love commentary. The entire basis of the Christian tradition is God's love for humanity. "God so loved the world that he gave his only Son." (John 3:6) Jesus preached a great deal about love of neighbor, love of God and even love of enemies. (Matt 5:44) Shakespeare's Biblical knowledge is well known and he
According to the Oxford University Press, companionship is defined as, “friendship, fellowship, closeness, togetherness, amity, intimacy, rapport, camaraderie, brotherhood, sisterhood; company, society, social contact.” All these words form the idea of two people spending their time and life together. The idea of companionship is a necessity in life, because all different types of people and creations rely on the company of others. Without the company of others, people no longer act as they should in society. They no longer learn new things and they become outcasts. In the book, Frankenstein, the creature lives his life without a companion and the outcome is tragic. Companionship is a necessity in life, because living without a companion
Other authors after Homer also use reverence for a god’s domain as a tool to gain attention from the gods. In the Fragments, the author, Sappho, uses this tool to gain attention from the gods for herself. Sappho is a lover of love and her work shows her obsession with love as most of her partially retained and transcribed lyrics focus on love and its different forms. In supplication to the goddess Aphrodite, Sappho writes, “Deathless Aphrodite of the spangled mind… I beg you do not break with hard pains, O lady, my heart” (The Fragments, pg.3). Due to the fact that love is Aphrodite’s domain, Aphrodite pays attention to Sappho – someone who personifies and respects the power of love. Subsequently, after Sappho’s supplication, Aphrodite asks, “Whom should I persuade (now again) to lead you back into her love? Who, O Sappho, is wronging you?” (The fragments, pg.3). The use of the phrase ‘now again’ indicates that Aphrodite not only pays attention to Sappho, but that Aphrodite helps Sappho in issues of love repeatedly. Out of context, the phrase ‘now again’ also denotes and exasperated tone, however, the preceding context states that Aphrodite greeted Sappho smiling – a symbol of pleasure with another. Additionally, Sappho gains the attention of Hera because of her mention and praise of marriage in lyric 44, motherly love in lyric 132 and the praise of women throughout - all powers that lie under Hera’s domain. Recently in a newly discovered and transcribed lyric, Sappho says,
The song Bad Blood would fit in Act 3 scene 1. The beginning of the scene has Romeo adamantly tell Tybalt that he refuses to fight, and instead says, “But love thee better than thou canst devise/ Till thou shalt know the reason of my love./ And so, good Capulet,
In the world of Pat Frank’s Alas, Babylon, one must learn to adapt in multiple ways in order to live. Physical strength is not enough for a person to survive in this world. Mental stability is very important in order to stay sane in times of extreme stress or discomfort. In the world prior to the dropping of the atomic bombs people could still survive with discrimination and racism. Forgetting these flaws is now the pinnacle of survival. People have to learn to forget about discrimination if they want to survive. In Alas, Babylon there are many characters that adapt in such a way that they learn to survive. Randy Bragg changes from being an alcoholic to turning into a man that can save his family and become a leader of a thriving community. Dr. Dan Gunn changes his life from being a doctor who barely receives any patients, to playing a vital role in the survival of mankind. The failure to adapt will lead to death, and there are some people who cannot adapt and end up dead. The need for respect in these times, before the bombings, is also much greater. Elders are greatly respected and none dare to question this idea. If there is an appointed leader, the followers would listen more without
Romeo is a character who shows pain, grief, and empathy towards many characters. For example, when Benvolio asks Romeo what is wrong, Romeo states, “This love that thou hast shown / Doth add more grief to too much of mine own” (1.1.188-189). Romeo’s caring and loving and is revealed in these lines. The way Romeo acts when Benvolio cries displays an empathetic side of Romeo. In addition, when Romeo explains to Benvolio all he has done by stating that, “ She will not stay the siege of loving terms, / Nor bide th’ encounter of assailing eyes, / Nor ope her lap to saint-seducing gold” (1.1.214-216). These lines help understand the determination of Romeo and all he does to get something or someone he wants. The way he offers his love words and
Symposium is a gathering hosted by Agaton to celebrate his first tragedy award for playwriting. Each of the guests gave a speech about love. The speech dealing with questions about what is love; interpersonal relationships through love; what types of love are worthy of praise; the purpose of love; and others. A series of speech about the love ended by the entry of Alcibiades, known as a wealthy aristocrat of Athens for his good-looking, and political career. He entered the discussion drunkenly supporting by a flute-girl, follow upon his speech about love. His unexpected entrance and speech dramatically changed the mood left from Diotima’s serious dialogue with Socrates about the ideal love. The first five speeches contradicted each other and were reconciled in Diotima’s speech, especially her speech about “Ladder if love” and “love of wisdom ”, which implies the delicate relationship between Alcibiades and Socrates.
Also, this quote is important to the reader’s understanding of the book as an argument because it challenges many religious principles. Baba believes that all sins come from
God develops many special relationships with His people throughout the Old Testament. Another word to describe the relationship between God and his people is covenant. The word covenant goes into the details of the relationship. Within the five books of the Pentateuch (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy), Historical books, Poetical books, and the Prophet books, one may pick up on the relationships being developed between God and humanity. God has an unconditional love for His people; He is always faithful to them. On the other hand, humanity has more of a conditional relationship with God. Humanity continuously falls short, making the love seem “conditional,” but are given a choice to either follow God into a relationship and receive love and benefits of the covenant or not. “No child of the covenant who presents to Him a faithless and insincere heart shall be included in its blessings.” Going off the idea of love being unconditional and conditional, this paper focuses on how the Old Testament is about God, humanity and their relationship.
Lastly Jesus teaches us about chapter 5 verses 43-48, which explains that you should love your neighbor, and love your enemies. Pray for the people that mistreat you, by doing that you will be acting as a child of God. If you love only that loves you, what 's really the point? How does that make you different from anybody else? Jesus explains you are to be perfect like God is perfect.
Throughout the ages, many have tried to comprehend the human experience of love and its ineffable and mysterious force that leads us to complete euphoria or utter despair, with songs, paintings, and stories. In Plato’s Symposium, six guest including Socrates, tackle and attempt to define love amongst each other. With each attempt, and our study of Johns gospel, the intertextuality between the symposium and John 15:8-17 helps one better understand the portrait that John portrays of Jesus as the ultimate lover and only way to being fully complete.