Saturday, November 07, 2009

What is love?

This is another omnibus essay that I have to do, and it’s on the subject of the question ‘what is love?’ I told you in an earlier essay that there are many meanings of the word ‘friend’. If you’d like to know what the meanings are them you can read my other essay. But I’m here to tell you about ‘love’. Like the word (friend) love can have many meanings: There are four main types of love, the first is the type of love is the type of loved that parents, Children, brothers and sisters have which is called ‘the family love’. The second type of love is (which is a similar type of love) is the type of love that ‘man and wife have; the third type of love is ‘a friend ship love’ (the type of love which King David had with Jonathan: which I told you about in the friend essay). Finally we have the Spiritual love which is the type of love which ‘God’ has with us. Even though these are all different types of love in one way there all the same, the bible clearly talks about putting true love as putting people before yourself! You should sometimes sacrifice yourself for your family, sacrifice yourself for your wife, and sacrificing yourself for your friend. And sometimes you have to sacrifice yourself for ‘God’. Now, that doesn’t mean die in God’s place because God can’t die, but it does mean when the Gospel is not allowed you should still cling to the Gospel and even die for it. In the story of ‘Till we have faces’ by C. S. Lewis Orual kind of loved Psyche, but it was a selfish ‘love’, she tried to be kind to Psyche and she really expected kindness back, but it wasn’t that Psyche was being Unkind, she just wanted to go up to heaven, but Orual accused her of being unkind for leaving her, so that was a selfish ‘love’ (she was only kind to Psyche so she would be kind to her) so that wasn’t a true love. Thanks for reading come back for next time.

Alex Lowery 21/10/09

Friday, November 06, 2009

Hi again! I thought I should start doing a few post on the essays that I'm doing in my work. In September I've started doing 'Omnibus' which is a kind of study of the Bible. I've had to do lots of essays for 'omnibus'. For my first essay I'll tel you the 'friend essay' that I did.
Here it goes.

This is an essay about what a true friend is.

Like the words (love, normal and big), Friend can have many meanings. You might think of a friend as someone who you go out to clubs with and talk to regularly, you might of gone to a meeting and talk to someone and you come home and your mum said “Oh you’ve made a friend” when actually you just had a conversation with him. If someone asked you “what is a friend”? you might come up with one of these examples, but the question “what is a true friend”? is a bit trickier. There is really only one meaning for ‘a true friend’. In bible David and Jonathan were ‘true friends’, the bible says David loved Jonathan more than he did women; Now, that doesn’t mean he loved Jonathan in the same way man and wife love each other, (that is wrong) It meant they loved each other very much and cared for each other as well. True friends are very close, that doesn’t mean its wrong to have a conversation with someone at a meeting, it just means that isn’t a true friend. Thanks for reading. I hope its helped.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Sorry that I haven't blogged in a while, I haven't really been feeling like it! I thought today I should do a poem that I've edited. The poem is by the well known play writer 'William Shakespeare'. But I've edited some of it into my own words. First I'll tell you the original poem! It went like this:

"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough do shake the darling buds of May, And Summer's lease hath too short a date". That was just a little bit of it. Now I will tell you my version.

"Shall I compare thee to a computer? Thou art more funny and sunny than the sun at night, And like a castles knight". I know it's not that good, it doesn't rime that much, but it's the best one I could think of. What do you think of it?