Everyman used "blind," as a metaphor to acknowledge how people react when they think about death (Goldhamer 3). As the book of Isaiah when it describes the true advocates when they recognize that they are sinners, who confess their sin and lament deeply by its situation but seems hopeless. "We touch the wall like the blind, and fondled to walk like no eyes..." (Isaiah 59:11). Of all the creatures that God made human beings are by far the supreme and more complex. However, because of pride humans often forget that God is its creator, that are created beings, and which are therefore dependent on God.
Christian worldview’s response to the problem of evil and suffering is a reality because they are born into a broken world in the result of the fall (Hiles & Smith, 2014). Christians understand that “suffering increases our compassion and equips us to comfort others who suffer” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4). Also, Christians understand that Jesus died for humanity to gain eternal life. If people reject the purifying death of Jesus, then they will suffer the consequences of God’ rebellion (Gockel, 2009). This means that God will not save them, nor force them to believe in Him; in which they will be condemning themselves to suffer.
When it’s life or death, we aren't usually thinking of anyone but ourselves. We give up on loving our enemies. We even lose hope that change will ever come. However, God uses opportunities like these to test our faith and potentially make our relationship with him stronger. When the world around us is overridden with sin, God assures us that even in the darkest times His light will guide us through.. Wars are a devastating time for everyone, and WWII was a big test of faith in a lot of households.
However, time and time again we see man rejecting God, and in this passage that is again what we see happening. Jesus carried our burdens and yet we scorned and mocked him. This passage truly displays the hatred that dwells within man. Humanity had no reason to hate Jesus, yet the hatred of the Pharisees was able to fill all the people with such despise that they would cheer for his death. This passage also displays God’s unconditional grace.
What if the people around you, your family, your friends and even the government, will add to these hardships of being a Christian. These people would often persecute Christians, punishing them even as far from death for loving and believing God. Junia, a typical ignorant Roman girl who thought that Christians are members of a cult, came to know Christ, with the help of Marcia and Scintilla, ended up sacrificed her life for the love of God believing if that was the faith of her life and God’s will so be it. In the book, The Author describes how the Romans depicted Christians and how it was a crime to be one. It can give dishonor to you and your family even if you were in a family of high rank.
The two major societies presented in Beowulf are the Danes and Geats and they are supposed to completely represent Christianity and just that, however; paganism was seeped into the epic poem purposely by the author. As they have to suffer under Grendel’s constant attacks, the Danes “turn to their heathen gods for help” and “at pagan shrines they vowed offerings to idols, swore oaths that the killer of souls might come to their aid” which are all things that Pagans would do (175-177). Because the author has Christian rulers but has them doing what Pagans would do in this same situation his goal in presented. This is exactly what Pagans do, they worship Gods and ask them for materialistic things such as winning wars and battles.
We may protest vehemently against these charges but our vehemence only confirms our hostility toward God” (Sproul “God In The Hands Of Angry Sinners”). But a God of love who has no wrath is no God. One who does not love God in this present world is considered a loser, as he has lost all peace, comfort, strength, and even hope. A person’s greatest detriment in the hereafter is found in the loss of the sight of Christ and the beholding of His glories.
You cannot serve both God and money.” Simply said, serving anyone or anything but God is bad news. Jesus served and loved those who mocked him, scorned Him and even those who screamed for Him to be crucified. He also loves us even though we go about living life ignoring what God would have us to do. He went to the cross and died for all of us. That’s true selflessness.
St. Benedict and the Fear of the Lord Throughout the ancient world the God's were something that people loved and hated. They did have a certain fear from their gods, but it wasn't like that kind of fear of the Middle Ages. With Christianity coming into full stride, the mentality of the time was that God was something to be feared. This is something of importance, the middle ages are riddled with the fear of god and people spend their whole lives in that constant shadow. This is noticeable in our first reading.
Throughout Night, there were many scenes where Jews depended on God to rescue them. Jewish believers who relied on God only led themselves to mass traumatization and eventually lost the will to live and this left the leaving people who rebelled against God stronger for survival. The belief of God only proved to be an interference and millstone to survival, as to prisoners, who quickly lost faith, proved to be less traumatized by the SS officer’s barbaric acts on mankind. As the Jews endured through the executions, tortures and abuses, they started doubting God’s existence. Feeling anguished, abandonment, and depressed, the Jews suspected that their God had abandoned them but Jewish traditions such as Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah were still carried out during the concentration camps.