Signs of Intelligence in the Bible

Task 1

Section A 

Summary: It is just like what path you want to take when you are older the good one or the bad one

Luke 10:38-42      

 Who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying.  Mary sat listening to the lord while Martha (mary’s sister) did work.  Martha wanted mary’s help to do the jobs but she was listening to Jesus.  Martha asked Jesus for his help to tell Mary to help her do her work but Jesus tells her that Mary chose the best choice, to listen to Jesus.

 Mary was listening to Jesus but Martha was too distracted to listen. Martha wanted God to fix her problems but Mary would sit and listen to God rather than help Martha. 

Mary chose to listen and learn to Jesus rather than Martha was distracted and did not want to listen to Jesus.

Mary listened to Jesus to what he had to say rather than help Martha.  I think Mary is going to do nothing to help and listen to God.

Summary: John 11:5-6   Lazarus grows ill and Jesus stays with him for 2 days while Mary and Martha leave. 

Jesus loved them all and felt the need to stay longer for Lazarus because he was sick.

Jesus loved all three of them and felt the need to stay with Lazarus because he was very ill and the other two were not so he left them to stay with him.  He stayed two days longer so he was there for Lazarus.

Jesus’s attitude towards Martha, May, and Lazarus is that he loved them all and he even stayed two days because he was ill and didn’t want him to be alone.

Jesus loved Martha, Mary, and Lazarus and when he found out that Lazarus was ill he stayed for 2 days because he didn’t want to be left alone. / 

Summary- John 11:20-22 

Martha went to see Jesus and Mary stayed home.  Martha was then upset with Jesus because Lazarus had died.

 Martha blames God for Lazarus dying. I don’t think that Martha has a good relationship with God or she wouldn’t blame him. 

Martha’s faith is not based on logic was based on just her opinion, it would not make sense if someone is not there and someone dies that the person who is not there it’s their fault.

Martha’s faith was based on that she had lost trust in God and she blames him for letting Lazarus for dying.  I think she had a good relationship with him until he died and then now she doesn’t have a good relationship because of blaming him for letting Lazarus die.

Martha’s faith in the lord is based on her relationship with Jesus because she believes that if she was with her brother he wouldn’t have died and she had faith that if he stayed he wouldn’t have died.  Lazarus dies and Martha believes if Jesus stayed he would still be alive. Summary: It is just like what path you want to take when you are older the good one or the bad one

.Luke 10:38-42      

 Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to what he was saying.  Mary sat listening to the lord while Martha (mary’s sister) did work. Martha wanted mary’s help to do the jobs but she was listening to Jesus.  Martha asked Jesus for his help to tell Mary to help her do her work but Jesus tells her that Mary chose the best choice, to listen to Jesus.

Mary was listening to Jesus but Martha was too distracted to listen. Martha wanted God to fix her problems but Mary would sit and listen to God rather than help Martha. 

Mary chose to listen and learn to Jesus rather than Martha was distracted and did not want to listen to Jesus.

Mary listened to Jesus to what he had to say rather than help Martha.  I think Mary is going to do nothing to help and listen to God.

 Section B

Exodus 4:10-17

Moses told the Lord to pardon his servants because he has never been eloquent not in the past or since he spoke to them. The Lord said back that he is slow of speech and tough and because Moses complained that he could not speak well, God appointed Aaron as Moses’ “prophet”. At the command of Moses, he took his staff. Then he stretched out his rod to bring on the first three signs.

It says that Moses isn’t the best and equal to everyone else. And he wants Jesus to speak to everyone doesn’t matter what’s wrong with them. And that will make his heart happy. 

What is Aaron’s role?

Aaron’s role was to speak for Moses from Jesus.

Acts 8:26-38

 The angel told Philip to go south to the road that leads from Jerusalem to Gaza. There he would worship Candace, queen of the Ethiopians. Philip is taken by the Holy Spirit to meet a highly placed Ethiopian court official who is reading Isaiah on the way home from Jerusalem. The Ethiopian asks for and receives baptism as a believer in Jesus as God’s Messiah, promised by Isaiah.-Reyne

It’s about he said to go to the road south of Jerusalem go to court official of the cadence queen of the Ethiopians. He came to Jerusalem to worship and return home he was reading the prophet, Isaiah. He had Philip help him understand the bible. And taught him the good news about Jesus. They found water and said what is to stop him from getting baptized and they stopped and Philip baptized him.

Who are the two people in this story?

Philip and Eunuch

Why does one of them choose to be baptized?.-Madison

As they were going along the road, they came to some water; and the eunuch said, ‘Look, here is water! What is to prevent me from being baptized!“He commanded the chariot to stop,” and both of them, Philip and the eunuch, went down into the water, and Philip baptized him.

Section C

1 Samuel 16:23- His music is helping to heal the soul of the people and ward the evil through the joint passion of music. He also helped him to see that music can connect people. 

 Who calms Saul and how?

David calms Saul by playing the Lyre

2 Chronicles 5:11-14- Priests and musicians gathered to share in the art of music to show their faith in alternative means

What happens right before God’s presence fills the temple?

They all gather in song and prayer together to show the lord their devotion and faith

Section D

John 1: 3-9- This verse explains how God sent John down to spread his message and bring light to the world. John uses his spatial intelligence to bring light to a world of darkness.

Mark 13:24-27- This passage is about The Son of Man and about what will happen when he comes.

Ezekiel 1:4-28 – The passage talks about the glory of God. It tells about creatures, gleaming of beryl, tall and awesome, shining like crystal and a sound of the tumult which is a loud loud sound. It talks about splendor all around. It almost sounds unbelievable but when they saw this appearance it was the Lord they fell on their knees in awe and listened to God’s voice

Section E

Exodus 18:13-27

What is Moses’ problem?

  • Moses can’t inquire people about God by himself, he needs help from other people.

Who helps him solve it in a logical step by step way?

  • Moses’s father-in-law helps him. 

People came to Moses to inquire about God. When they have a dispute, they come to me and I decide between one person or another and I make known to them the statutes and instructions of God. His father-in-law helped him.

John 11:16

Who has a very matter-of-fact attitude?

  • Thomas

What does he say?

  • Let us also go, that we may die with him 

John 20:24-29
Whose need for proof does Jesus understand and accept?

  • Thomas doesn’t believe that Jesus was crucified so he needs proof to believe that it’s true

Section F 

Luke 5:4-11

When does Peter first begin to understand Jesus? 

Answer: Peter started to understand Jesus when Simon and Peter pulled the nets full of fish into the boat and the boat started sinking.  Peter fell to his knees, saying that Jesus shouldn’t help him because he had sinned. Jesus said to Peter that he was forgiven and that He can teach them about His forgiveness. 

Summary: The reading is taken from the well-known story of    

Matthew 14:24-33 

What does Peter do when he sees Jesus? 

Jesus appeared to the disciples and said, “Take heart, it is I, do not be afraid”  Peter then answered Jesus and said, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water”. Peter did not react the same way as the other disciples that saw and feared Jesus.  Instead, Peter answered Jesus’ question and said, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” Jesus then said, “Come.” As Peter got out of the boat, he then started walking on the water and came towards Jesus. While Peter was walking towards Jesus, Peter noticed a strong wind, and began to sink he then cried out to Jesus, “Lord save me!” Jesus then immediately reached out his hand and caught him. Jesus then said “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”. When Peter sees Jesus he answers and follows him out onto the water. 

Matthew 17:1-8 

What does Peter suggest in this passage? 

Peter suggests that these mountains are a great place to be, so he says he can make three dwellings for Jesus, Moses, and Elijah.  Peter suggests that these mountains are a great place because the sun lights up Jesus’ face like lanterns, and Jesus talks to them shortly after his clothes became dazzling white.

John 13:3-10

What does Jesus do?  How does Peter respond?

This passage is from the time around Jesus’ Passion.  Holy Thursday; when Jesus and His disciples are having the Last Supper in the upper room.  Jesus presents himself to his disciples as a servant and washes their feet in a basin. When Jesus offers to clean him, Peter responds in a stubborn manner, stating that unless Peter washes Jesus’ feet, Jesus can have no share with him.  Simon Peter continues to say that if Jesus is to clean His disciples, He should not only wash his feet but also his hands and his head.

Based on these passages, which of the intelligence does Peter often use to understand and respond to Jesus?

Based on these passages, I can infer that Peter responds to Jesus with interpersonal intelligence.  Interpersonal intelligence is knowledge derived from social interaction with other people. In the first passage, Peter displays great humility, but Jesus forgave Peter and offered to teach Peter of his great forgiveness.  This tells us that Peter knows Jesus would have some form of response to his actions, thus further confirming his knowledge of interpersonal intelligence. Passage two further develops Peter’s responses to Jesus. We read of Peter’s response to Jesus’ pleas for him to come out onto the water with him.  Peter comes as Jesus commands him. In passage three, Peter recognizes the presence of others and offers to make dwellings for them. Passage four shows another act of Peter’s humility, telling Jesus that his feet, hands, and head all need to be washed to really be clean.

Section G

Romans 7:14-23 

The Inner Conflict

For we know that the law is spiritual; but I am of the flesh, sold into slavery under sin. I do not understand my own actions. I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree that the law is good. But in fact, it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells within me, that is, in my flesh. I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I do. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I that do it, but sin that dwells within me.

So I find it to be a law that when I want to do what is good, evil lies close at hand. For I delight in the law of God in my innermost self, but I see in my members another law at war with the law of my mind, making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.

Who does Paul talk about as he tries to explain law and grace?

Paul speaks of sin and how it makes him make the wrong choices and do what he does not want to do. Paul is talking about himself and how he is sinning.

The passage talks about how Paul is admitting that he has sinned and that he does not do what he wants to do but what he hates.

1 Corinthians 2:1-5 

Proclaiming Christ Crucified

When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come proclaiming the mystery of God to you in lofty words or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I came to you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. My speech and my proclamation were not with plausible words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God.

  What does Paul say helped reveal the power of the spirit?

Paul reveals the power of the spirit by saying he chose not to know nothing among him except for Jesus Christ and him being crucified. He came to the spirit and said this he was in fear.

He also asked for his help in what to do.

2 Corinthians 12:7-10

even considering the exceptional character of the revelations. Therefore, to keep me from being too elated, a thorn was given to me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, to keep me from being too elated. Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would leave me, but he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is made perfect in weakness.“ So, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. Therefore I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities for the sake of Christ; for whenever I am weak, then I am strong.

 Paul understands that in his grace the law that God has given him is visible.

Which of the intelligence is Paul using in these passages to help people understand God?

 Paul used fear as his intelligence to face the fears of the spirit.

 

Task 2

2 examples of the importance and/or value of musical intelligence-

2 Chronicles 5:11-14- They used music to help see the will of God and his plan for us. They also used music to show their respect and honor of God in alternative means.

1 Samuel 16:23- His music is helping to heal the soul of the people and ward the evil through the joint passion of music. He also helped him to see that music can connect people.

3 people who are word smart- Moses, Aaron( Exodus 4:10-17), and Phillip (Acts 8:26-38)

Exodus 4:10-17- It says that Moses isn’t the best and equal to everyone else. And he wants Jesus to speak to everyone doesn’t matter what’s wrong with them. And that will make his heart happy.

2 people who use logical intelligence- Moses, and Thomas

Exodus 18:13-27- People came to Moses to inquire about God. When they have a dispute, they come to me and I decide between one person or another and I make known to them the statutes and instructions of God. His father-in-law helped him.

2 people whose understanding of Jesus is rooted in the intelligence of relationships -Peter and Simon

Luke 5:4-11- Peter started to understand Jesus when Simon and Peter pulled the nets full of fish into the boat and the boat started sinking.  Peter fell to his knees, saying that Jesus shouldn’t help him because he had sinned. Jesus said to Peter that he was forgiven and that He can teach them about His forgiveness.

1 person who is self smart- Paul (1 Corinthians 2:1-5)

1 Corinthians 2:1-5-  it means that Paul used his fear as his intelligence to face the fears of the spirits.

3 passages that rely on spatial intelligence- John 1: 3-9, Mark 13: 24-27, Ezekiel 1: 4-28

John 1: 3-9- This verse explains how God sent John down to spread his message and bring light to the world. John uses his spatial intelligence to bring light to a world of darkness.

Mark 13:24-27- This passage is about The Son of Man and about what will happen when he comes.

Ezekiel 1:4-28 – The passage talks about the glory of God. It tells about creatures, gleaming of beryl, tall and awesome, shining like crystal and a sound of the tumult which is a loud loud sound. It talks about splendor all around. It almost sounds unbelievable but when they saw this appearance it was the Lord they fell on their knees in awe and listened to God’s voice.

1 person who uses physical intelligence to understand Jesus- Martha

Luke 10:38-42- Martha: Jesus entered a certain village where Martha welcomed him into her home.

John 11:20-22- When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him.

Commandments of the Church

The commandments of the Church sometimes referred to as precepts of the Church, are a set of laws that are followed throughout the Catholic Church.  These laws include the following: You shall attend Mass on Sundays and on holy days of obligation and rest from servile labor,  you shall confess your sins at least once a year,  you shall receive the sacrament of the Eucharist at least once during the Easter season,  you shall observe the days of fasting and abstinence established by the Church ,and you shall help to provide for the needs of the Church. These laws all work in accordance with the already well-known ten commandments and add another set of what you would call “rules” to be followed by the Catholic faith. These rules aren’t anything out of the ordinary and can be easily followed. All these rules essentially have to do with taking time out of your day and year to go to Church and share in God’s word. There is a common theme to all of these precepts and that is to observe certain practices established by the Church such as, observing fasting, attending mass on Sunday, and confessing your sins, these all allow for a more personal experience with your faith and the Church as a whole. Overall the main reason these laws were created was for the Church to hold authority, which by belief was delegated by the Lord.

In addition to these laws set out by the Church there also Holydays of obligation that we are, as stated, obligated to attend. In Canada these days include all Sundays, as would be obvious. Along with Sundays in Canada we also observe two more days, these days being, Solemnity of Mary, mother of God, and Christmas. Although these days don’t always fall on a Sunday it is still stated in precepts of the Church that they are followed and observed by all Catholics throughout Canada and the world.

Father Joy’s First Visit

Upon first meeting Father Joy and he seems like a very kind person and after listening to him further these ideas were confirmed.  Father Joy had told us that previous to working here at the Holy Name of Jesus parish located in Vermilion,AB. He also worked in two different one of which being St. Theresa, in Edmonton,AB an the other being the St. Thomas More parish.

Father Joy had originally grew up in India, which is very interesting. Compared to Canada it is a very different lifestyle right down to population and geography. Although his home province of Kerala is smaller than Nova Scotia by about 20,000 miles it has almost triple of Canada’s population in that singular state. Father Joy discussed his education with us too, explaining how he had finished high school and attended 14 years of university, for both religion and fine arts.  This is quite an amazing thing as Education in India is either very low quality or expensive, this allowed for him to pursue higher education after high school. His family was also brought up and he referred to his sister being a Nun and his inspiration to become a priest. It seems as though his sister helped him the most throughout his journey of becoming a priest today, he obviously has quite a bit of admiration and respect for his sister and what she had done for him. His sister works with a group of nuns in India who are a part of a, Paediatric Clinic. Healthcare in India is very similar to that of America in which they need to pay for treatment making the Catholic hospitals very important as they help the more needy and allow for them to also have proper healthcare. However India does have some similarities as they also have many different religions practised  throughout it and they all seem to be relatively tolerant of each other.  From what I have learned so far Father Joy seems to have a variety of experiences and will probably use these to help teach us more throughout his services.

 

Motivations

Now that I have completed all of the surveys within my blueprint I think that I have a pretty clear idea of what career paths may suit me in the future. On the last survey it gathered information on what your motivations are. Within that test my overall results were that I’m motivated by accomplishment and support. From what I gather this means that I strive for a sense of accomplishment and benefit from finishing tasks that can range from mundane everyday activities to large projects that cover a span of years. It also explains how I would likely benefit from a job with the support of my superiors and adequate training beforehand. Additionally independence is also a very important factor for me so I can do things the way that I find best suited, and to finish projects to the best of my ability. I think that I am quite a motivated person and could use that in a way to help other people and I think that whatever I do end up doing would probably incorporate that philosophy and way of thinking into it. Overall having motivation is definitely a very important thing and is what makes people accomplish great things for our world and I one day hope that I can be one of those people.

 

Knowledge

Through yet another blueprint survey I have been able to see through a series of questions what different career paths may suit me the most. As I had predicted science was my top result. I think overall I’m just really curious about a lot of things such as, space, or biology, making science a really interesting thing, as it helps explain what we don’t quite know yet. I did also get some other results such as social sciences, which essentially is either law or history. Both of which I’m also quite drawn to. I think the history portion dates back to when I dreamed of pursuing a career in archaeology and discovering things that we never knew existed which, not surprisingly, also is part of my curios nature. I also noticed that Law was a very high result too, and probably has to do with my random skill of debating odd topics. One thing I was a little surprised about was creative arts, however in hindsight it does make sense as I am quite passionate about music, but by no means ever considered it a career choice. Overall I can honestly say that I don’t quite know what I’m going to do after school yet, but this does hep give me a baseline of where to start narrowing down my options.

The Ten Commandments

1. I am the LORD your God:
you shall not have
strange Gods before me.

You shall only worship in our Lord’s name and no other God

2. You shall not take
the name of the LORD your God in vain.

You shall only speak the lords name respectfully

3. Remember to keep holy the LORD’S Day.

You shall not disregard the Lord’s word to rest on this day by working and ignoring prayer

4. Honour your father and your mother

You shall not disrespect thy father and mother as they brought you into this world

5. You shall not kill.

You shall preserve and worship human life

6. You shall not commit adultery.

You shall stay loyal and devote thyself to thy spouse

7. You shall not steal.

You shall be thankful for what you have and not take what others posses

8. You shall not bear false witness
against your neighbour.

You shall speak the truth and only the truth

9. You shall not covet
your neighbour’s wife.

You shall thank the Lord for your gifts

10. You shall not covet
your neighbour’s goods.

You shall thank God for what you have and allow you neighbour to do the same

 

My Interests

I have done yet another my blueprint survey, this time focusing on my interests. Thus allowing for me to start thinking of careers that would best suit my interests. The results I attained were that I have very pro dominate interests in investigative studies and dealing with social situations and people. ( There is also some artistic traits in there too). I think that with these results I can happily come to the conclusion that I would very much enjoy an occupation that involves scientific studies more specifically medical studies involving helping people. With a career like that it would engage both my Investigative and social interests. The survey described my interests as a “Sensei” from what I read it means that I would be most happy studying something at a very advanced academic level and that I enjoy sharing knowledge at said level. I personally think that these results are very applicable to my character and all of the careers that I have contemplated pursuing.

10th Commandment

There are two versions of the be attitudes. In one that is written by Matthew the first line states, ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. key words being poor in spirit. This verse is contrary to Luke’s writing of the passage where he states, Blessed are the poor. These two lines may sound very similar however they are quite different when examined further. You see to be poor is a very common phrase meaning you don’t have much, however poor in spirit means so much more as it means you are lacking something within yourself which can’t be filled with possessions or wealth. This whole “poor” idea is kind of highlighted in the 10th commandment (Thou shall not covet) meaning we should not want what others have. Within the different statements throughout the passages Luke writes, “But woe to you who are rich”.  Here Luke is saying that those who are rich aren’t truly rich until they can find it in their hearts to give to the poor, thus being able to answer gods question of what have you done for those less fortunate. In our modern day I think that we definitely need to find ways to help the poor not only in our communities but in our country. if more people could find it in their hearts to spare money or time to volunteer it could overall make a really great change in our world, and allow us to hope for a better future.

Personality

I recently took a personality test on the, My Blueprint application. Through this online survey I learned some new characteristics about my personality and further solidified others that I already knew about myself. Through this quiz I learned that I have an “inspector” point of view meaning I think situations through and think before I act on my impulses. It also lists some character traits I would most likely have, most of these I do agree with however some I think aren’t completely accurate. There are quite a few of the traits they listed that I can completely agree with and know are very accurate ,such as the decision making portion explaining how I most likely gather all the info I can before coming to decision or conclusion,  to the type of person I am and the way I work with people and handle problems.

With these overviews and details about my personality I can try and use these different traits to my benefit when working on projects as a group or individually.

 

 

Be Attitudes

“Blessed are the merciful for they will receive mercy” is a reading from Matthew 5:3-10.  Matthew is telling us, from my interpretation, that if we show forgiveness and mercy to other, God will in return show the same forgiveness and mercy to us in return.