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Unformatted text preview: treated with respect and thus should expect respect in return. The Bible also gives information on what it means to love and have compassion, to not settle for superficial pleasures and seek something greater than what lust provides. The story of the Good Samaritan rings home the idea of charity. Going out of one's way to help another in need does not have to be an extraordinary feat. One does not have to go to the world's harshest areas to do charity; he could just help the elderly woman put groceries in her car or donate canned foods to the local food drive. Of all of these themes, forgiveness is the hardest to learn and apply. Sure, one can easily forgive one's dog for peeing in the house, but it is difficult to forgive the murderer of your loved ones. The story of Jesus is the epitome of forgiveness, but not everyone has the capability of forgiving the people who are about to kill you....
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2011 for the course THEO 100 taught by Professor Scine during the Spring '08 term at Saint Louis.
- Spring '08