“Like father like son” is a well known expression that holds true for many father and son relationships; yet this is not the case for Baba and Amir. The term father and son relationships, the father is a very important role model for his son, and everybody needs a fatherly figure. For one Babe isn’t there for Amir as a result that he is nothing like his father. In The Kite Runner Baba speaks to his business friend Rahim khan about his son and why aren’t they similar. “He’s always buried in those books or shuffling around the house like he’s lost in some dream I wasn’t like that”.
The middle aged protagonist, Meursault, has no ambitions or formidable thoughts on life while he disregards World War II. Camus does not imply why, but Meursault has always isolated himself by living alone on the basic Samai 2 essentials of life; he never desires for more. Therefore, the war did not affect him to the same extent that it affects others throughout the story.With religion been the driving factor of the Holocaust, he refuses to waste time on any God through the difficult political, economic, and social times. After the war, countries were in pandemonium and did not know which religion to revere. During this time, the timid Meursault secludes him... ... middle of paper ... ...ave done in life.
Eventually, Nwoye leaves his father and joins the church of the missionaries. When asked about Okonkwo, Nwoye states that Okonkwo is not his father (Achebe). Nwoye’s behavior is significant because it is a result of emotional neglect by his father. He seeks fatherly love, and finds it in the divine Heavenly Father. The holes in his heart are healed by the love he finds in this new religion.
In this parable the father who is an unfaltering and forgiving is a representation of the unfaltering love of God the father. When Jesus told the story in His time, the lost younger son was a representation of the sinners or tax collectors while the older son becomes the self-absorbed Pharisees. I think there are two messages in the parable and one is just as important as the other. There is a joyous conversion of a sinner but there is also a restoration of a believer with a closer fellowship with God. Throughout this story the father of the two sons remained a giving and loving father with a strong spirit of forgiveness.
After his conversion, he refused to teach rhetoric. Yet, in the end, no matter what sin he had done Augustine found his savior. Which led him to write about how to convey God’s truth to diverse audiences and demonstrates that both the Bible and one’s own life are texts to be read and assessed against the true Cristian Doctrine. The last four books were like an appendix and offers an interpretation of the opening of the Book of Genesis. When Augustine’s converted to Christianity his appropriation of Platonic ideas uses his past sins and later confesses to God that will eventually enhance his soul and body.
In Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead narrator and reverend John Ames seeks to transcend the isolation he feels from the title town through a letter to his son. John Ames holds the ironic role of moral leader and recluse, which leaves him alienated from the people who respect him. His isolation is a byproduct of his independence; an independence that distances him from those he loves: Jack Boughton and his son. This estrangement is represented in the text by his heart condition which prevents him from watching his son grow up, metaphorically epitomizing the damage that his years of solitude have done to him. Therefore, in order to find a way to transcend his temporal life and imminent death, he writes a letter to his son offering something guidance, as consolation for leaving him in poverty and destitution.
Six To Tell a Lie…Make it Big! Luke that says, If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. – Luke 14:26 At first glance, the Bible seems to encourage the hatred of immediate family members. Some strange cults not withstanding, do you know of any church that has a “hate your family rule?” Does the Bible teach the necessity of disliking or separating from parents, siblings, children, or spouse, in order to be part of the Church? Of course not!
Jerry Lundenguard sacrifices his family for his own gain in much of the movie. The kidnapping of his wife depicts his total lack of clarity towards the safety of his wife. Even his own son seems unimportant to him, he is asked how his son is holding up and he has a moment of realization that he has not even thought about his son’s well being. Even the betrayal of the two killers at the end of the movie can be paralleled towards Jerry betraying his wife. Backstabbing is an essential part of this movie when compared to the Bible whether the betrayal involves evil vs. evil, or evil vs. good.
Telemachos grew into manhood though his sound love of his father, although he never saw him. Penelope through her love for Odysseus made the family stay together. Servants, such as Eurycleia though outside of the royal family, can even be regarded as family. This goes for us as Christians. We are cast out of God’s royal throne, because we are sinners, but though his “rooted and grounded love” for us, we are able to partake in His family, our eternal home.
Imagine that! He could've become as great a saint as Peter, if only he asked forgiveness. Jesus cursed those who denied Him before men, but Peter repented and was forgiven. Judas could've been a famous missionary, apostle, and martyr!!! And about Judas' other sins: stealing from the money box was relatively minor compared to other Disciples lust and unbelief.