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The Price of Revenge in Sleepers and Valentine - The Price of Revenge in Sleepers and Valentine Many people advocate the philosophy of "An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth," but few of them realize that to take revenge is often to sacrifice oneself and that the very purpose of law is to put an end to revenge. People are willing to sacrifice their freedom, their careers, and even their lives for revenge. Lorenzo Carcaterra's novel Sleepers, and Tom Savage's novel, Valentine, evidently express this. Although its true that it might take couple of years for criminals to get what they deserve, most of the time the law gets the job done....   [tags: Sleepers Valentine] 798 words
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Deviance in the Film Sleepers - Deviance in the Film Sleepers Deviance is the behavior and the standards of expectations of a group or society. It is also behavior that is considered dangerous, threatening or offensive. The people that are deviant are often labeled to be weirdos, oddballs, or creeps. In the United States, people with tattoos, drug addicts, alcoholics, and compulsive gamblers are all considered deviant. Sociologists believe that everybody is deviant from time to time. They believe each person will violate a social norm in certain situations....   [tags: Papers] 1069 words
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Film Report - A Time To Kill, Sleepers, An Eye For An Eye - THEME: Vigilante Justice 1.0 HYPOTHESIS Movies involving violent crime often position the viewer to sympathise with the victim who enacts the revenge by killing, thus establishing the premise that revenge killing is justified. 2.0 SYNOPSIS 2.1 The way society views vigilante justice and the ideology that it is acceptable are the primary issues in three of the following American films, A Time To Kill, Sleepers and Eye For An Eye. These three films were tested in comparison with the hypothesis that states that the viewer is positioned to accept the revenge killing, thus establishing a premise that vigilante activity is justified....   [tags: essays research papers] 2602 words
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Main Causes of Why People Become Homelessness - ... Furthermore, most street children have not been vaccinated at all. They usually cannot afford to doctors or medicines. Also, many street children learn to use a number of illegal drugs, such as cocaine and heroin. In summary, housing, abused children and health are important causes of homeless people. Effects There are three important effects of homeless people. The first negative effect is education. Parents might refuse to register a new school for children because they do not know how long they will be staying in this area....   [tags: education, street sleeper]
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The Sleeper by Edgar Allan Poe - The Sleeper, by Edgar Allan Poe, was first published in the Poems of 1831; this poem has since been revised from its current version which was printed in 1845. This poem was written during the Romanticism Period. This time period is defined as a time in which poets began to “rebel against the Neoclassical restrictions and dominance of reason as poetic aim. Romantic poetry celebrated the imagination over rationality, passion, and dreams over reason and external reality, and isolated individuality over collective humankind....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]
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The Reality of Divorce - Divorce rates have risen dramatically over the past few decades. Married couples separate, and, although it is more difficult for some, they move on, with no strings attached. Is it possible for the children of those couples to move on so easily. Some may believe that everyone involved in the divorce will eventually recover. This belief is misguided. Children who suffer through their parents’ divorce experience emotional and behavioral problems as well as “sleeper” effects that may break out later on in their lives....   [tags: marriage, children, sleeper effects, family]
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Effects of Intrusive Worrying in Primary insomnia - Effects of intrusive worrying in Primary insomnia An examination of primary insomnia and normal sleepers was conducted to inquire if intrusive worrying serves as consequences of sleep disturbance. According to Medscape, Primary insomnia is sleeplessness that is not attributable to a medical, psychiatric, or environmental cause. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) set forth five diagnostic criteria for primary insomnia. The main symptom according to the DSM-IV-TR is difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep, or suffering from non restorative sleep, for at least one month....   [tags: thought battle, worrisome behavior]
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Sleep Deprivation and Test Scores - Sleep deprivation is something that every adult, teenager, and child has suffered from at some point in their lives. Being deprived of sleep has negative effects on mood, productivity, immunity against infection, weight, reaction time, memory, blood pressure, and many other things. (Psych textbook pg 90) But what effect does it have on the test scores of teenagers. Most teenagers say they wish that they could get more sleep during the week and claim they often feel the harsh effects of sleep deprivation....   [tags: mood, productivity, immunity, weight, time] 926 words
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Railroad Tracks & Banana Peels - The first railroads began to appear between 1820 and 1850. America had just gone through an era of canal making and now with the canals not in total operation, railroads began to thrive and take jobs in a swift manner. However, it was not easy for the railroad industry to promote their innovative new mode of transportation. With vision and ingenuity, the pioneers of the early American railroads were able to surmount all obstacles that stood in their way and lead the Nation into a "transportation revolution"....   [tags: Engineering ]
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Lack of Sleep - Talking with different people one notices that a lot of them consider they can accomplish more if they could waste less time sleeping. However, they don’t realize they are only hurting their productivity when they lose sleep. I’ve read two articles that deal with the issue of sleep deprivation. The College Student Journal published an article about the grade-point average of college students and sleep length, while U.S. News & World Report produced an article dealing with the lack of sleep in America and its effects on performance....   [tags: Article Analysis ]
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Lack of Sleep - Talking with different people one notices that a lot of them consider they can accomplish more if they could waste less time sleeping. However, they don’t realize they are only hurting their productivity when they lose sleep. I’ve read two articles that deal with the issue of sleep deprivation. The College Student Journal published an article about the grade-point average of college students and sleep length, while U.S. News & World Report produced an article dealing with the lack of sleep in America and its effects on performance....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Sleep and Its Effect on Learning - Sleep and Its Effect on Learning Introduction Sleep is a reversible, repetitive, and active behavior which plays different roles. These roles include restoration processes, memory consolidation, learning or growth. As argued out by Curcio, Ferrara and De Gennaro (2006), during sleep, neuro-cognitive, psychological, as well as behavioral processes take place. Many individuals sacrifice their sleep with an aim of carrying out extra activities. However, sleep loss has been found to have various negative effects....   [tags: performance, academics, memory]
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How to Manage Sleep and Sleeping Disorders - The one-third of our lives that we spend sleeping, far from being “unproductive,” plays a direct role in how full, energetic and successful the other two-thirds of our lives can be” (Why Do We). Sleep: A natural, periodically recurring physiological sate of rest for the mind and body marked by relative physical and nervous inactivity, complete or partial loss of consciousness and lessened responsiveness to external stimuli. (Sleep 1062) “Sleep seems like a perfectly fine waste of time,” mocks Maria Konnikova, writer for the New York Times....   [tags: health, waste of time, sleep loss]
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Comparing Two Articles on Sleep Deprivation - Compare/Contrast Two Articles on Sleep Deprivation   Many times people think they can accomplish more if they could eliminate so much sleeping time.  However, they are only hurting their productivity if they lose sleep.  Two articles deal with the issue of sleep deprivation.  The College Student Journal published an article about the grade-point average of college students and sleep length, while U.S. News & World Report produced an article dealing with the lack of sleep in America and its effects on performance.  The articles gave different types of results from different kinds of data with different degrees of definiteness.  In spite of their differences, both articles showed th...   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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The Effect of Homelessness - Homelessness is one of the tragedies that one can face unexpectedly or where one can choose to be as well as being homeless by taking your own risk, which can be positive or negative, intentionally or not intentionally such as family breakdown or leaving a house where you could have been able to live there. Many people are sleeping rough while others are also finding it difficult to secure housing due to the regulations that govern the whole issues on homelessness legislation that is, being entitled for or not entitle for what you will be expecting....   [tags: benefits, drugs, alcohol, housing]
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The Purpose of Dreaming While Asleep - Dreams are a sequence of images, emotions, and thoughts passing through a sleeping person’s mind. In our dreams we can portray ourselves as anything, we can go anywhere and do anything. There are many types of dreaming methods such as, daydreams, recurring dreams, nightmares, epic dreams, prophetic dreams, and lucid dreams and so on. You spend six years of your life dreaming. There are five reasons why we dream: so we can satisfy our wishes, to file away memories, to develop and preserve neural pathways, to make sense of neural static, and to reflect cognitive development....   [tags: Neurology Sleep]
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Analyzing Two Pieces of Work About Homelessness - Analyzing Two Pieces of Work About Homelessness I am writing an assignment which is on media. The two sources I have been given to analyse is a leaflet from ' The Salvation Army' and a newspaper article from ' The Guardian.' Both are based on the subject of homelessness. The problem of homelessness is a very unsettled issue. It is evident in many countries but in the UK it is concentrated in London. The two items are different, as one is an article from a broad sheet newspaper whereas item 2 is a leaflet asking for donation for a charity which helps the homeless....   [tags: Papers] 1699 words
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How to Manage Your Body to Improve Your Mind - ... Frequent exercise leads to increased brain-derived neurotrophic factor, these molecules have been shown to be essential to memory function. If all these factors were not enough there are also the added benefits of more energy and self confidence. How much influence sleep can have on our bodies can be determined by such things as duration and whether or not it is interrupted sleep. For example “William and Kathryn Kelly surveyed 148 undergraduate students in an attempt to prove a correlation between the hours of sleep a student gets per night and their GPA....   [tags: sleep, healthy, exercise, food]
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How to Manage a Body to Improve the Mind - How to Manage a Body to Improve the Mind Throughout academia and higher education, in general advice can be found on how to learn or how to more effectively absorb the knowledge that is being presented. While there is plenty of information to be found on how to take notes or how to review for a test, there is the equally important but much less talked about impact of the body and mind connection. The impact of having a body that is malnourished or sleep deprived can greatly affect the brain’s ability to pay attention to, or recall what has been learned....   [tags: exercise, sleep, nutrition]
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Use of Music to Improve Sleep Quality - Introduction The purpose of this systematic review was to explore the literature to identify the effect that music has on sleep. Sleep is a vital aspect of health and quality of life. Problems in sleep occur for a variety of reasons such as stress, insomnia, sleep disorders, or old age, among others. Children with sensory processing difficulties often have problems with sleep (Koenig & Rudney, 2010). Sensory hypersensitivity has been linked to sleep disturbances; specifically, children with tactile sensitivity had 25% more sleep disturbances than their peers (Shochat, Tzischinsky, & Engel-Yeger, 2009)....   [tags: A Systematic Review]
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Symptoms and Effects of Primary Insomnia - Symptoms and Effects of Primary Insomnia The APA Dictionary of Pscyhology defines insomnia as a "difficulty in initiating or maintaining a restorative sleep that results in fatigue, the severity of persistence of which causes clinically significant distress or impairment in functioning" (VandenBos, 2007, p. 485). The pineal gland in the brain produces melatonin that works with ‘circadian’ rhythms, which in time help control sleep (Gillam, 2009). By use of polysomnography, researchers find that a possible cause of insomina is a longer period of stage 1 sleep and shorter periods of stages 3 and 4....   [tags: Psychology]
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The Big Issue in the North - This essay will concentrate on the Big Issue in the North (BIIN) which is part of a social business with the solution and support systems to help eradicate social problems and create opportunities for people “who have had a raw deal in life”,(Swithinbank,2001) empowering them to change their lives. The BIIN is a limited company employing staff to write, design and distribute the magazine. Vendors buy the magazine for one pound and sell it for two pounds, making a 100 per-cent profit. Some of this money must be re-invested into buying more magazines; the rest is kept by the vendor....   [tags: Social Issues, Homelessness, Crime] 1739 words
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Play: Macbeth, by William Shakespeare - The play Macbeth contains many hallucinations. The hallucinations in the play were trying to make the characters realize the things they were doing was wrong. It is making them conscious of their miss doings. I believe this story is to teach people that they should do the right things at all time because if not there conscious will hunt them down. Throughout the play Macbeth there is a couple of characters hallucinating about so many scenes going on in this play. Here are the things they hallucinate about in this play....   [tags: Role of Hallucinations] 1282 words
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Obesity In The United States - Obesity is defined as having an excessive amount of body fat (Mayo Clinic staff par 1). United States citizens are known to have excessive amounts of body fat; 20% can be labeled as obese (Obesity Statistics & More par. 2). Heart disease, sleep apnea, infertility in woman, and type 2 diabetes are some effects of obesity on the body. Heart disease is is a huge risk factor of obesity. A lifetime spent being obese could be a predictor for coronary artery calcification, a major risk factor for heart disease, according to a new study (Woodruff par 1)....   [tags: Weight Loss Plan, Health Plans]
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The Study of College Students and Their Sleep Habits - The blare of the alarm goes off at the early hour of eight thirty in the morning. Tyler, a college freshman, wakes up from his night of sleep. He calculates the hours that he slept and as usual the hours add up to be about five all together. Throughout the course of a week, Tyler averages about thirty-five hours of sleep. Tyler is involved in many activities on campus such as Freshman class council, football, intermurals, and works an average of twenty hours a week. Like most college students, he takes an average 15 hours of course work....   [tags: Psychology] 1557 words
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The Hypocrisy of Religion in Moby Dick - The Hypocrisy of Religion in Moby Dick Stubb decides to give Old Fleece a lecture on religion after waking him to complain about his overcooked whale steak. Not only does Stubb ask Fleece to "preach" to the sharks who are making a considerable din eating the dead whale chained to the ship, but he compares Fleece's inability to "correctly" cook a whale steak to Fleece's un-Christian ways. This passage is an excellent example of the theme of the hypocrisy of religion in Moby Dick. Before Stubb calls on Fleece, Ishmael compares the actions of the shark to the actions of man....   [tags: Moby Dick Essays] 1418 words
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Dreams: The Fantasies of Our Sleep - Imagine you have come home from a long night of work. You have not been sleeping well lately, so you practically collapse into the bed. In an instant, the world has changed into a world of wonder and magic. Suddenly, the sky darkens and your worst fears, snakes, spiders, your loved ones being hurt, begin to appear right before you. You bolt upright in your bed and scream. As you calm down, you realize that it was only a nightmare. This phenomenon happens to many people every night. In fact, it is one of the most common occurrences of sleep....   [tags: Informative, Health, Sleep] 1491 words
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The Cycad Lodge and Chalets - ... • To be the leading business with a 5 star service deliveries. • To turn moments into ever lasting memories. • To keep guests happy and satisfied. • To lead through the hospitality service and gain that right through. Please list and describe some of your innovations. The cycad is one of a kind, an exclusive hotel with a variety of accommodation contributing to the hospitality difference ,our passion is to meet every guests needs since 1995 and continuing to taking care of people. Ranging from a two sleeper room dates people love it and then to eight sleepers self-catering always come back apartments....   [tags: marketing for hospitality and tourism]
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WIlfred Owen, and His Ability to Express the Reality of War through Poetry - Considered the leading English poet of the First World War, Owen is remembered for realistic poems depicting the horrors of war, which were inspired by his experiences at the Western Front in 1916 and 1917. Owen considered the true subject of his poems to be "the pity of war," and attempted to present the true horror and realities of battle and its effects on the human spirit. His unique voice, which is less passionate and idealistic than those of other war poets, is complemented by his unusual and experimental style of writing....   [tags: Poets, poetry, biographical, poems] 2027 words
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The Symbiotic Relationship Between Individual and Community - What is the individual's relationship to the community. I am defining “community” as American Society as a whole. The individual's relationship to the community is based on whether the individual's needs/goals are congruent to society standards. The results can vary, from total conformity to rejection of society. In the book Into the Wild, and in the essay Where I Lived and What I Lived For, the theme of conformity is diametrically opposed to the theme of non-conformity, shown in the essays Letter From A Birmingham Jail, and Small Changes....   [tags: Into the Wild Essays] 587 words
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Effective Use of Revision in Strange Meeting - Effective Use of Revision in Strange Meeting             In writing his poem Strange Meeting, Wilfred Owen uses revision as a tool to both clarify his ideas and re-evaluate one of the central figures in the poem. By examining a reproduction of Owen’s original text and comparing it to the final, published copy, we are able to retrace his steps and, hopefully, gain a further understanding of his thought process and motivations concerning this particular poem. From these examinations, it is evident that Owen spent a large portion of the revision process attempting to alter the character of the “encumbered sleeper”, whom the narrator encounters in hell....   [tags: Owen Strange Meeting Essays]
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Robert Bly's Poetry - Robert Bly's Poetry When it comes to poetry, many think of rhymes and a nice quite peaceful setting. Many find it nice to read poetry and feel a great pleasure in the literature. However when it comes to Robert Bly's Poetry, it is sometimes the complete opposite....   [tags: Poem Poetry Bly ] 1941 words
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How Sleep Disorders Change a Day and Night - Imagine being that person who can't fall asleep or not having control over when you're about to fall asleep, these might be scenario but for “100 million Americans who suffer from these disorders” it’s reality. This is a medical condition called somnipathy or more commonly known as a sleep disorder, which can affect a persons sleeping pattern if there are severe effects. There are many sleep disorders but the most common ones people know about are Insomnia, Sleep apnea, night terrors, and Narcolepsy....   [tags: symnipathy. REM. insomnia] 1099 words
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Dreams: The Mental Pictures - ... Freud believed that dreams are the “royal road to the unconscious” and contain a person’s unconscious desires (“Sigmund Freud”). Nowadays, dreams are interpreted not by their story, but by their emotional color. During sleep, the brain replays emotional experiences from throughout day. Often, dreams offer alternative solutions to these experiences. Many psychologists believe that taking actions in a dream can help a person feel better about a situation. Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung believes that dreaming is meant to help heal one’s mind by presenting the sleeper with a problem and then offering a way to solve it (“Greater Good”)....   [tags: aid in good health, touchstone of character]
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Elements of Plato in John Donne's The Good Morrow - Elements of Plato in John Donne's The Good Morrow There are clear Platonic elements in Donne's "The Good Morrow." The idea that Donne and his lady are halves that complete each other is traceable to Plato's theory of love. Lines 7 and 8 of the poem refer to the Platonic World of Ideas: the lady is presented as the Idea of Beauty, of which all earthly beauty is but an imperfect reflection. My argument, however, is that Plato's cave allegory and his World of Ideas are integral to a full understanding of this highly complex poem....   [tags: Donne Good Morrow Essays]
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Classification of Dog Personalities - As the owner of three unique pups, I know that dogs’ variances are numerous. Any one who owns a dog knows that it has a mind of its own, and therefore a unique personality. Having had many dogs throughout my life, I have found that dogs fit into three classifications. Annie dogs As princesses of the canine universe, Annie type dogs have a loving yet manipulative personality. An Annie dog assumes the role of queen bee. As leader of the pack, she keeps everybody in line. She dominates all of the other dogs, often by physical herding or malicious growl....   [tags: Classification Essay] 912 words
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Visible Signs of Puritan Decay - In times of Puritan society, the Ministers ruled with an iron fist as it portrays. No adultery, No drinking of vile drinks, and other stuff considered as a sin in the society has been outlawed. Stuff such as violations of the Sabbath and swearing and sleeping during sermons and also with businesses, abusing the lawyer system has been growing. Since the times of Puritan, society has been spiraling down hill fast in faith and morality. In the Puritan days, sleeping and swearing during sermons were considered disrespect to the Minister that was preaching....   [tags: Personal Essays] 645 words
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Getting Enough Sleep - Getting Enough Sleep Did you know that sleep is one of the most vital necessities of life. Laboratory animals die when they are deprived of sleep, and likewise, humans would too (Johnson 5). Many people don’t realize how important sleep is. The man who attempts to do 15 hours of work, in only 7 hours is only hurting himself. This man who stays up late trying to finish his work, believes that he is working hard, and therefore will be able to sleep hard for a little while. This is definitely not the case as he will feel less and less refreshed each morning and will feel more and more tired each day....   [tags: Research Sleeping Health Essays]
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Ted Hughes' 'The Jaguar' - Ted Hughes' 'The Jaguar' How effectively does Hughes convey the power of the jaguar. Ted Hughes’ poem ‘The Jaguar’ describes the animals in a zoo and their lifestyles. It also compares them to the jaguar, which is an animal that lives differently to the others in the way that it views its life. The poem depicts the jaguar as powerful, but in what way. The first line of Ted Hughes’ poem the jaguar is: “The apes yawn and adore their fleas in the sun.” From the very first three words it is clear that the apes are tired, and the fact that they are in the sun adds to the sleepy air....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 2425 words
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The Idea of Love in Sonnet 18 and Good Morrow by William Shakespeare and John Donne - John Donne and William Shakespeare are each notorious for their brilliant poetry. William Shakespeare is said to be the founder of proper sonnets, while John Donne is proclaimed to be the chief metaphysical poet. Each poet has survived the changing centuries and will forever stand the test of time. Although both John Donne and William Shakespeare share a common theme of love in their poems, they each use different tactics to portray this underlying meaning. With a closer examination it can be determined that Donne and Shakespeare have similar qualities in their writing....   [tags: poetry, eternal, tone]
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Use and Meaning of the Word "Love" in Galatians 5:22 - The particular word translated love in Galatians 5:22 appears over 100 times in the New Testament. This frequency of use suggests very strongly that it refers to a very important concept. In all its occurrences in the New Testament, this type of love appears most often as a command. However, it is also an obligatory character quality. If we have trusted the LORD Jesus Christ as our personal Savior, this quality we must manifest. The obligatory nature of this character trait for all Christians is seen in the following illustration....   [tags: bible, theology] 2276 words
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