“You have heard the law that says ‘love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you ! In that way, you will be acting as true children of your father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and unjust alike” (Matthew 5:43-45 NLT). Love is unfortunately a rare commodity in our modern culture. If we truly look around at the world we live in we don’t obey what this verse says to do. This verse to me embodies the Christian worldview extremely well. Aside from all of the things we are called to do as Christians, a major commandment is to love. We are called to maximize the kingdom and to do that must love and understand worldview of others. The first question we are asked to clarify what is worldview. I was recently asked what I was doing the day of 9/11. When I truly thought about it, I was just a baby. I don’t remember a world without terrorism. I have lived my life in fear since the day I was born, and there hasn’t been a time where terrorism wasn’t avidly present. Every second of your life contributes to your worldview. Memories, mistakes, and events help us to form opinion and from opinion then births a worldview. For example, the events in Vegas this past week have upset and horrified me beyond belief but, when I was scrolling down my Instagram timeline that morning I wasn’t shocked. Things like this have been occurring around me my whole life. School
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Question A A. Explain what a worldview is by making use of your own worldview as an example. As part of your discussion, indicate in what ways your worldview might influence education (either in its broadest interpretation or your personal practice of education at school level). A worldview is how we perceive ourselves in the world we live in, it is what we believe is right or wrong according to our faith, morals and values. I believe in God as my Lord and Saviour, I believe that he created the heavens and the earth and everything in it.
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.
It is important to note that a worldview is not immediate as it developed over the course of one’s lifetime and passed on from generation to generation through factors such as tradition, beliefs, education, political orientation, mass media, and social interaction. When a child is born, they do not know what is moral or immoral, acceptable or unacceptable or have any attitudes and beliefs; they do not have a worldview. For the most of our lives, these worldviews develop in us over time, and we take them for granted, and so they just remain below the surface of our consciousness or awareness. Typically as human beings, we are partially conscious of the world views we have, and it is to mean that we are not fully aware of them. The development and comprehension of our worldviews are an evolution and a process, and for this reason, the world views evolve in a direct response to our collective cultural histories and individual and unique life experiences. Consequently, depending on the type of worldview we adopt in the
In Matthew 5:43-48, Jesus is teaching that one should love their enemies. In order to love an enemy, Jesus requires us to "Love" our enemies, not hate them. He wants us to show good will towards our
The Bible has many teachings of Jesus, that show what we as Christians can learn from and apply it to our lives. In Matthew 5:43-48, Jesus tells us to love our enemies. It’s easy to love the same people who love and care for us, however, loving someone who hates you is a difficult task. We all want to feel appreciated and valuable. When someone makes us feel worthless or unloved, the last thing we want to do is to show them love. Jesus also tells us to pray for people who wrong us which is just as hard, if not harder than the prior command to love our enemies. Jesus’ point in this teaching is to call us to be more like God by having an unconditional love for everyone. He holds us to a high standard in Matthew 5:48 when he commands us to “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly father is perfect” (Thurston, B. B., (1987) para 6). How does loving our enemies relate to other
‘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)
The Christian worldview is the most radical and counter-culture belief in the world. Christianity adopted this position of radicalness by its main teach Jesus Christ. One of the major examples of this is when it comes to how Christianity views people who have other beliefs. In Matthew 5:43-48, Jesus commands his followers and disciples (like Matthew) to love their enemies instead of hating them. This is apparent when he says “I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44. NIV). Jesus gives this commandment during the famous Sermon on the Mount. Which arguably had the largest crowd of any of His teaching so it is clear that this command is meant to be universal to all. Instead of seeking revenge on the people who do others wrong, Christians are supposed to love them. Jesus says this because all of humanity falls short of the glory of God. No matter how far gone a person may seem God stills loves them and they are equally as needing of a relationship with God as any other. This extreme forgiveness in love is hard to comprehend when it comes to other worldviews especially when it comes to the radical part of Islam and their Shia law. David Hansen in his description of radical Islam says that “To exert their authority, groups of radicalized or “Talibanized” Muslims carry out acts of unbridled violence against the general population, including gruesome murders, decapitations, lashings, and the amputation of limbs.” (Hansen, 2014, pg. 153). How
Ye, have heard that it hath been said, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy." But I say unto you, "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hat you, and pray for them which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
We should be aware of our worldviews because it as an important aspect of who we are; based on our surroundings, we grow intellectually to the person we are today. According to Developing a Worldview by Deanne Spears, “Worldviews are personal and unique,
Today’s society consists of many worldviews. Most people tend to pull beliefs from different religions, but often stick to one main worldview. A worldview to me is the gathering of beliefs that shape what we do on a daily basis and forms our overall view on life. When I look at my beliefs critically, I am able to see my worldview and see how it compares to different worldviews, but also how it compares mainly to the Christian Worldview.
A worldview is a system of beliefs that we model our lives after. It is how we perceive the world and others around us (Rusbult, n.d.). A person’s worldview is affected by how he/she is raised, his/her culture, his/her living situation (Rusbult, n.d.). A person’s parents and upbringing plays an important part in how that person interacts with others and thinks. A world view is like wearing colored glasses (Gutierrez, 2014). The way we see things, or perceive things, is based on the color of the glasses we are wearing. Where did we get these colored glasses? We obtain our “worldview glasses” from our parents, our culture, our friends, the media, and our religious beliefs. (109 words)
Before taking this course, I had no idea that I had a worldview. I know my worldview didn’t change, but my understanding of myself, others and what that means changed enormously. I learned something very useful and important about the way I perceive things and gain knowledge; I learned about things I didn’t know previously.
Over the years my worldview has evolved from as a by product of cultural influence, to one steeped in my belief of God. However, until I got married 4 years ago, I had never actively worked on developing my Christian theistic worldview. Brown, Phillips and Stonestreet (2008) described a persons’ worldview as the framework that guides our beliefs and viewpoints (p. 21). With this in mind, I have established 3 main tenants of my worldview, God is, the universe was and morality will be. These are the foundations for the way I live, move and express my being in this world.
The gospel according to Matthew is full of the Lord’s messages of love, how you should love people, and the types of people you should love if you follow the messages and teachings of Jesus. This gospel also provides an outline of the way people who seek to be a part of the Catholic faith should live their lives. Focusing specifically on love and how you should treat other people, Jesus gives precise directions on how we should approach and deal with others, especially those who wrong us. One of the instructions Jesus provides for us through Matthew is, “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven;” (Matthew 5:44-45). The word of Jesus is very clear here, that we should love all those around us, our neighbors and even those who wish the worst on us. His message becomes even more clear when