Hero’s Journey

Hero’s Journey is a very popular formula used in books, movies and plays. The hero’s story is based on themselves. They go through self doubt, many tests, and then face their fear in the very end, and end up winning. An example I’m writing about is the movie Hercules. It has a really clear and clean example of the Hero’s Journey.

Hercules, was born in the city of Olympus. His mother and father, Zeus and Hera were the king and queen of the city. Everybody was excited about the birth of Hercules, so they came to celebrate. Whilst everyone was visiting the baby, Zeus’ brother, Hades came to say hello too. Hades was the god of the underworld, and Zeus was not fond of him. Hades didn’t like Hercules, because the fortune tellers he saw, said Hercules would overpower Hades, and he got very jealous and planned to kill Hercules. Hades put poison in a bottle, and in order for Hercules to die, he would have to drink every last drop. 2 of Hades slaves, put Hercules on earth so they could kill him quietly. 2 human just happened to be walking by, and saved Hercules just in time. This is where the story begins.

Since Hercules was saved by the humans, they began to raise him. They were aware he came from someplace special because the medal of Zeus was around his neck when he was a baby. His human parents always knew he was special because of his great strength. Once Hercules started to realise that he was indeed different, he asked his parents where he came from. At that moment, he knew he had to go find his place in the world and find out where he came from. Hercules finds the statue of Zeus, and the statue comes alive and tells Hercules to go find Phil to help him. Phil is a Satyr, half man half goat. He trains hero’s, and starts training Hercules. Through years of training, and a small walk in the forest, he meets his first competitor. A horseman has a girl in his hand, and she struggles to escape. He fights off the monster, and saves the girl. Phil tells Hercules he needs people to see him be a hero, so they find a town and attempt to convince them that Hercules is indeed a hero. As they walk around, the same girl runs up to him, and tells him that 2 boys are stuck in a cave. He successfully saves the boys, but he has no clue that its one of Hades traps. A hydra is in the cave, and Hercules starts fighting the monster. Hades starts laughing, thinking he can win. The girl is secretly working for Hades too, and is luring Hercules into the traps Hades made. After Hercules defeats the hydra, the world see’s him as a hero.

As the story goes on, Hercules fights more monsters, and Hades is getting angrier by the minuet. Meg, who is working for Hades, tells Hades she wants to quit. Hades threatens her, and then runs to Hercules. Hades, tells Hercules that he has to give up his strength for one day, or he kills Meg. Of course, he loves Meg and decides to give up his strength. Hades still puts Meg in the underworld, and releases the Titans. Hades wants to rule Olympus, and the Titans are the huge powerful elements, that can win anything against the gods. A Cyclops is sent to kill Hercules, and the other Titans are sent to take over Olympia. Since Hercules’ strength is gone, he gets really beaten up. But the day passes, and he thankfully regains his strength and fights off the Cyclops. He later, travels to Olympus, and fights off the Titans as well. Since Meg is dead, Hercules travels to the underworld and saves Meg’s soul, and brings her back to life. He goes back to Olympus, and meets his real parents, Zeus and Hera. He is celebrated, and offered to live in Olympus with the people he belongs with. He chooses to go live on earth with Meg, and Zeus understands, and sends them back down to earth.

So that’s the story of Hercules. It gives a clear image of the Hero’s Journey, and has a good plot to base off of. The story is based on his life, and he completes his journey and is even rewarded at the end. The Hero’s Journey is in more than just the movie Hercules, in fact, its in many stories. Look for it in any book or movie, and you’ll notice that they all have the Hero’s Journey, and they base off the same plot.

Dream House

Everyone has their dream house. Your parents, children, even your grandparents. Some may be fancier than others, some may be pricey, while others are simple and affordable. The location is also a dream for a person, where they want to live. Sometimes, people can make that dream house come true, if they work for it.

I’m not the kind of person to wish for big things. I don’t want a big fancy house, instead Id prefer a quaint little log cabin. It isn’t really much, but how big does a person need a house? My dream log cabin, would have a main floor, then a loft, and the bathroom would be under the stairs. The kitchen and living room would be somewhat connected, and there would be a small staircase so you could get up to the loft. The floors would be a dark maple wood, and the walls would be a simple oak. For the kitchen, it would be nice to have a sort of burgundy counter top, with a small island in the centre of the kitchen, and a little bar so it opens up to the living room. The living room, would have 2 dark brown leather couches, 1 on each side of the room. A simple fireplace on the very back wall, and a TV above the fireplace. A dark brown rug, would be in the centre of the living room, with a small classic wooden coffee table.

Up to the loft would be more of the personal space part of my home. Since the stairs are oak, the railing would match the stairs. The loft wouldn’t be too big, just big enough for a bed, then room for a person to walk around. A king sized bed would be near the upper right portion of the room, with a dark oak bed frame, and camouflage sheets. The vanity would be on the opposite side of the room, in the top left corner. There would be a dresser at the end of the bed. On top of the dresser, would be a TV facing towards the bed. A plaid rug would be in between the bed, and the vanity.

The location of my house would be in the middle of nowhere. I hate living in the towns and city’s because of the noise, and there’s nothing to look at but other building’s, and roads. In the country, there’s tree’s, wildlife, and rivers. There’s so much to look at, and the air is clean and fresh. There’s much more space, and its peaceful and quiet. Its much better than living in the city where its constantly crowded. I would love for my house to be in Alaska too. It doesn’t get too hot, and the colder weather would be nicer to live in anyway. There’s rivers, and a lot more wildlife than Alberta. There’s also less people, which is nice. Even though its cold typically all year round, its much better than living in a hot, crowded area.

People all have their dreams, and all of them are different than others. Some people want big fancy houses, and some just want an affordable one. Everyone has their dreams, and we can make them come true if we work for them. I wont stop working for this dream, because I want out of Canada, and I want to explore a new place, and see new things.

The Car of Your Dreams

Everyone has the car of their dreams, and they’re all different in their own way. My dream car is a Dodge dually 3500 diesel with a glass cherry bomb pack muffler, and a few engine tweaks.

Dodge is my favourite brand of truck, because its cheap horsepower. We use Dodge in our family a lot, and it lasts longer than any of our other trucks. Plus, diesels have a lot more speed, and power than just a gas truck. For my dream truck, it has to be a standard diesel, and not an automatic. The reason for this, is that standards have way more power, and they go much faster than an automatic. Standards are also better for mudding, so you don’t get stuck, and you can skid and drift like crazy. I want my truck to be a rock paste exterior, with a glossy blue paint job. A 12 inch lift kit would add height, plus the suspension would make it much taller than a regular truck.

My dad always said “be loud and proud.” and having a cherry bomb muffler, lives up to that quote. I want my truck to be loud and fast. I’m not talking about just the muffler being loud, my whole truck’s got to be loud, including the music. Two 12 inch subs in the back, with a bass box will make it roar. With those subs in, you could probably hear my truck coming from 4 miles away. I want my truck to be so loud, that it can shake windows, and set car alarms off. Having those pipes would just make my truck a whole lot better.

Having a few engine tweaks would improve my trucks ability to run, and it could improve on the amount of diesel it burns on a road trip. Fixing up the engine, also makes it a custom, so its worth a lot more money. You can add more pipes to your truck also. Along with customising the engine, I also want to customise the interior of my truck. I want tinted windows, a blue under glow, grill lights, and some feet lights in the cab. The interior has to be black leather so it feels comfortable. I also want heated, and air conditioned seats, with a good AC for those hot summer days.

I couldn’t imagine actually owning my dream truck. It takes a lot of work, and investment, and its really expensive to buy everything I want for it. It would make my dreams come true to own this truck, and i’d wait a lifetime to get it. As soon as i’m 16, i’m going to start buying part, and then just maybe one day, i’ll have the car I’ve always wanted.

Rosiness or Gloomy Gray

Everyone has a way of viewing the world, and the reading described each view as rosiness or gloomy gray. Some people have a positive view, while others have a negative, or not so good outlook on the world. How you view the world is your opinion, and neither one is right or wrong. Everyone has their reasons to why they see the world as they do, and there are both positives and negatives to each point viewed.

The reading described rosiness as a very positive outlook on the world. If people tell themselves yes, they can do anything they set their mind to. They also seem happier, and aren’t so negative about themselves, or others. They’re optimistic, and believe bad things happen for a reason, but a bad thing that happens will not hold them back for what they want to do. They believe that failure is necessary in order to succeed in life, and pushing through the negative will give you a better life to look at. People who see the world positively, see the benefits of every event that happens, whether its good or bad. These people have a curiosity and they question why things happen, and why the negative things even have to happen. They expect the good things to happen, instead of the worst. They seem like the people who are carefree, and who don’t let small things get to them and let those small things put them down. They don’t think of the “what if’s” in a situation, instead they think of the benefits they’re going to achieve when doing something.

The people who view the world as gloomy gray, are the people who view the world neutrally, or negatively. They’re the people who are a “no” person, so they doubt themselves, and are the exact opposite of the rosy people. Instead of being optimistic, they put themselves down and have a lot of self doubt. They expect the worst, instead of the best. They see the bad things that happen, as a reason to quit trying to achieve something. They believe that bad things happen because its a sign to stop trying and try something different. The people who are neutral, just don’t care what happens. They don’t see the world as good, or as bad. They see things that happen, and they don’t care. They carry on with life and don’t see the world as good, or as bad. Gloomy gray people, don’t have the curiosity to ask why there is evil in the world because they just hide from it. They don’t expect anything good to happen.

The readings gave the viewpoint of each perspective. The problem with seeing the world as really good, is that you never expect the worst. When something bad happens, your never ready for it, and you get upset with the fact it did happen. You just get too excited, and when you keep failing, you get angry with yourself and just keep asking why. You don’t understand others viewpoints of why the world is gloomy gray, because you see the world as good. Not everything is good in the world, and you just have to accept that fact. The good thing about everyone seeing the world positivley, is that people would see a small issue, as nothing and overcome it. There would be less conflict in our world, and everyone would get along. If you could you imagine a world where everyone is happy all the time, what would be the downside of it? There would be no empathy or sympathy in the world, and it would get so tiring being happy all the time. We would technically be all emotional zombies. if we felt the same way every single day. We couldn’t really relate with anyone, or emotionally connect with anyone, because there would be no other emotions, but joy.

The problem with seeing the world as gloomy gray, is that you just have no ambition to try because your scared of failure. You have no curiosity to ask why things happen, and really, you don’t expect anything good to happen. Your just a very low, negative person, and that’s fine, but you can’t always see things as negative. To me, gloomy gray would seem like a person has a mental illness, and that’s why they see the world as gloomy gray, or they’re going through something tough. People have their own reasons to why they see the world as gloomy gray, and why they may see everything negatively. Also, the feeling of grief or the feeling of sadness brings people together, through sympathy or empathy. It helps us understand and relate with the other person, and what they’re going through. Understanding a persons sorrows, helps one get emotionally connected to that person, and that’s the best part of being human. Joy brings good times and memories, but grief and sorrow help us to emotionally connect with each other, and bring us together.

Personally, I think being a gloomy gray person is better than being a rosy person. It sounds bad, but when you always expect the worst to happen, your prepared to deal with it rather than to question why it happened. Not everything good is going to happen, and having a little optimism is enough. You don’t necessarily need to see everything as good, you can simply be a gloomy gray person, and be fine. Having some self doubt can lead to having a more positive outlook on yourself. For example, if you doubt you can achieve something, but you achieve  it anyway, then you surprise yourself by doing that. you can’t always be happy, because even the soul needs a break from having joy. Having that grief and sorrow, helps us understand others, and what they’re going through in their lives. That can bring us together in the world, and that’s what we need in the world. We need to understand that others have burdens they’re dealing with, and that person just needs someone to listen,a and understand them.

So really, both views on the world are fine to have, and one isn’t better than the other. Both have their benefits, and people should understand others perspectives on how they see the world. Having joy, brings good times, and self motivation, and just being gloomy, helps us connect with others, and understand each other’s feelings as human beings. Both are important, and personally, I believe feeling both emotion is essential to every person that has a heart.

Identify a good read

To Grieve Is to Carry Another Time

To grieve is to carry another time, is about a man who was adopted from Korea, and how being adopted made him feel like time was affecting his life, and how he lost his wife to cancer and how time felt out of place when she passed away.

In the beginning, he demonstrates that time passes more quickly on earth depending on gravity. We experience time every day, and its not a thing, its just days and nights and gravity. He gives the example that he read a book about time, and how it has to do with gravity. The less gravitational force there is, the longer time feels to you. Time is just there, affecting us all, ageing us, and giving us things to remember that happened in the past. Making you question about time, and why it even exists, and how it works and affects us.

Knowing he was adopted, he explained that he felt like he was in 2 different times. One where he lived now, and on where he would be if he wasn’t adopted. He exclaims that his mother was a prostitute, and that’s how he came to be. He was put up for adoption because he made her life more difficult than it should be. People made him feel different because his mother didn’t want him, and he felt like time was different each time, because he would think about how life would be if he was still with her. He explains how he thinks he would be living with his mother. How he would be starving because of the lack of money, how he would be poor and abused. Then he thinks about how he is now, and how good of a life he has with parents that want him and that love him and take care of him.

When the mans wife died, he was also stuck in 2 times, one in the current moment, and one in the past when she was still alive. He gives points where family members asked how the couple met, and he says it feels like being sucked back in time, to when they didn’t even know each other. He thinks about the times him and his wife, and 2 children had as a family. He thinks about what hes going to do without her, and raising his 2 children by himself. When he thinks about her dying, when he was holding her lifeless hand, he was thinking about the times they spent when she was alive, and how they met.  He says he thinks about when they didn’t even know each other, and what would’ve happened if they never met, or is she never died. He wouldn’t be grieving, and he wouldn’t have his 2 children. He also explains how being married means you carry 2 times as well. You plan who’s going to pick up the kids from school, what time to eat and what time to leave for work.

From reading the story, he says our lives revolve around time, and how grieving sets you in a different times affects how you think and feel. Personally, I agree with the main idea of the story. When you grieve, time feels really different because you think about the past and what you did with someone while they were still here, then you think of in the moment, and wonder what would happen if they were still here as well. Feeling emotions puts you in 2 different time frames and makes you remember things you either want to remember, or don’t. It also makes you think about the “what if’s” in a situation. Your never just in 1 time, your always carrying 2 times when you think about it. Especially with grief, we question “what if they were still here?” or we remember the times we had with that person when they were still alive. It puts us in the past, or present and makes us ask the question “why” or “what if” every day.

Time Travel

Time travel is a big thing, and a lot of people want to do it to a certain point to change something that happened in the past, or re-live a moment they experienced. Personally, I want to travel back to 1914, then again to 1939, then travel ahead of time to about 2030.

The reason I want to travel back to 1914, is because world war 1 started. Being able to experience that time, and get the feeling of what it felt like would be interesting, and would give me a better understanding of how war really feels like. I know its not going to be a positive experience, but just being able to see what its like, and what a difference it made in history. I want to see the different weapons they used, and how they compare to our advanced technological weapons we use today. I wouldn’t want to change anything, but I want the experience of war, to feel the feelings and see the things that happened throughout the world. It would demonstrate how horrible war is, and make us not want to have any more wars in our future.

World war 2 happened in 1939, which is why I want to travel back to that time. Even though its basically the same as world war 1, the technology advanced, and it was the last world war of our history so far. It would be interesting to see how everything became more advanced since 1914, and how it impacted the world differently than world war 1. I want to see the changes in strategy each country used, and how one of the countries won, and the other didn’t. A lot of history was not uncovered from world war 2, so I want to see what we didn’t know about the war, because it could change future history and how we think of the past today. I would find it very interesting to see how it played out, and how each country played a part in the war. Also seeing your country in war, and seeing the devastation in it would make our current selves want to prevent war in our future.

2030 is 10 years from now, and I want to travel to that time to see what my future holds and how I can change it if possible. If my future is bad, then seeing whats going to happen in 10 years makes it possible for me to make sure that I have a chance to change it to give me a better future. It gives me something to be excited about, or something to work on so I can fix it while I have the chance. Also being able to see what the worlds going to be like in 10 years would be interesting to see. To see the economic changes, and environmental changes, and being able to see what we could do to prevent the bad things from happening would positively impact our world and make a difference today, and future generations. It would help to try and help the world so it wouldn’t be as bad as it could be in the future, if we can prevent all the things we don’t want to happen, not happen at all.

I would much rather travel to the past, just to experience what its like, rather than to the future and tell everybody whats going to happen then. To be able to experience, and uncover history we don’t know about, would be exciting and give us a better understanding about our world. It would teach me about our history and how we lived back then, and how those events changed the world. Seeing into the future can help us see what we need to start working on to give us a better future, or make it better for the world. Seeing what wars are actually like, and feeling the fear and tension that our ancestors did, may prevent future wars from happening, because the feeling of war is awful and you never know how awful it feels until you experience it. We can prevent so many bad things in our future, if we learn from the past, or really see into the future and see those disasters we can all prevent. We could all play a part in helping the world if we could see the future, so we can have the world we want it to be.

Teleportation

If I could teleport to any location right now, I would teleport to Kingston Ontario, Maui Hawaii, or Delisle Saskatchewan. Two of these are smaller towns in Canada, and the other one is an island. I’ve wanted to go back to these places for specific reasons because they mean something to me.

Kingston Ontario is a city, with a population of 136,685 people. While I was there, I made a really good friend. I haven’t been able to see him for about 2 years now, so id teleport there just to see him. It has been along time, and the only way I have communication with him is through my phone, but still, I really want to see him in person again. Kingston is also near Lake Ontario, and its beautiful. Id love to go boating on the lake again, and just see it because it brings a smile to my face. Just being away from this place is good enough for me, and being in a different province is interesting because you get to see a different part of Canada and see the differences, especially in one of the most populated provinces in Canada.

Maui is one of the islands in Hawaii. I went to Maui once, 6 years ago for 2 weeks, and I had the time of my life. My favourite thing to see there, and I would go see if I could teleport there, is the aquarium. I loved seeing all the things that live in the ocean, and being able to see them up close again would be so much fun. I also liked playing in the waves while swimming in the ocean. The waves would be so strong, that they’d knock you over so I had to duck down and swim near the bottom so I wouldn’t get taken out by a wave. The sunsets there are absolutely stunning. Seeing the sun shimmer off the water was so pretty, and id pay whatever to see it again.

Even though Delisle is really small, I liked it there. I made a really good friend there too, and I miss him. Its been 3 and a half years since I saw him and Id love to talk to him again. Seeing the difference in landscape there is fun too, because there’s so many lakes and rivers there, which is different to me because Alberta is mostly land. Delisle is also quieter than Saskatoon, so there isn’t much traffic, and its a lot quieter and more peaceful. In the countrysides of Delisle is a lot of cattle. I love being able to see all the cattle, and different farms, and how they run differently from the farms in Alberta.

Even though some of these places are still in Canada, and they’re still cold, I made friends and memories there. I would teleport to those places in a heartbeat if I could to make new memories, with my friends, and just being able to explore those places again. I love being able to see the different landscapes and what they live like in those places, because every place is different in their own way. Out of all 3 places that id teleport to, Delisle would be my first choice. Its only in Saskatchewan, but I really liked it there and id be there in a heartbeat if I could.

Three songs

Three songs I never tire of hearing are “I hate everything about you” by Three Days Grace, “Broken Heart” by Escape the Fate, and “Nemesis” by Arch Enemy. All these songs are in the rock or metal category, and all have a deeper meaning to them.

Three Days Grace wrote “I hate everything about you” in 2003. It was a part of the modern rock trend, and was highly popular. ” All the feelings that I get
But I still don’t miss you yet” is one of my favorite lines of the song. When you lose someone you love, most specifically a boyfriend or girlfriend, and you start thinking about all the bad things they did to make your life terrible, you start to never miss them at all. “I hate everything about you/ Why do I love you?” is the part of the song, that I relate to most. When you think about an ex, and all the things you hate about them, but then you realize that the feeling of love is still there and you don’t know why. You hate so much about that person, but yet you still feel love for them and you question yourself why. “Only when I stop to think about it” is saying that you only think about the feelings for that person, when you actually stop and pay attention to those feelings you have for them. You don’t realize what feeling you have until you stop, and let yourself feel those emotions.

Escape the Fate wrote “Broken Heart” in 2018. It was their first single on their sixth studio album. “And, oh, I, I never thought you would betray me
A whole lotta regret” is referring to cheating. Being cheated on makes you regret that you ever fell in love with that person, and that you regret being with them because you thought you could trust them in the first place. “I’m letting go/ ‘Cause I can’t take this anymore/ Since you broke my heart in two” refers to having pain over a broken heart. Having a broken heart hurts, and it causes you so much pain and grief because you really liked that person. Sometimes you need to let go and not feed into your pain, because the person you loved hurt you, and you just have to accept the fact that its not worth the pain. “And now I know/ That you don’t love me anymore/ So take my broken heart with you” is talking about letting go of that person, because they don’t care that your hurt, and if they do, they can have your broken heart and deal with it, because your strong enough to leave and have a better life without them. Its realizing that the person that  cheated doesn’t  love you, no matter how much they said they did, they don’t because they cheated, and you have to realize that.

Arch Enemy wrote “Nemesis” in 2005. It was popular in the melodic death metal genre, and rated a 80/100. “Fight, fighting for freedom/ United, we stand, we stand” is talking about our history, and encouraging fighting for our freedom. If we all unite, and fight for out freedom, then we will be successful. “One for all/ All for one/ We are strong/ We are one” Is saying we are all stronger as 1 whole group, rather than us being individual. If we all fight as 1, we are going to be more successful at fighting for what we want. “Your blood,/ My blood/ All blood runs the same” is saying we are all the same. No matter what race, culture, or gender we are, we are all equal among each other and no ones different, so we should not be treated any differently.

The three songs I chose all have a deep meaning to me, and i can relate with them on a level and understand what the lyrics mean. People write them for others to listen to , so they can listen to other peoples emotions, and understand what that feeling is like. Listening to a song is like listing to a person tell you a story, you understand the person, and you understand they feel. To me, music and songs that have a meaning to them are the key to all words and emotions of others. Its the easiest way to show people how you feel, and how you are as a person.

Favourite poems visuals

“what did I know thinking to myself”

The poem talks about how love comes quietly into your life, without you even knowing. It talks about how we’re so caught up in life, that we don’t notice the little things.

“goodbye is never enough to say”

The poem talks about how saying goodbye is so hard, and why it makes things difficult. The feeling of saying goodbye is hurtful and its hard to say because you never want to say goodbye.

m going to keep anxiety locked up”

The poem talks about anxiety, and what its like dealing with it. The speaker talks about wanting to feel joy, but anxiety is stronger than joy.

Signs of Intelligence

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 it 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’ 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 20:24-29Thomas 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 bits of 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 bits of 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. 

 

 

Whose need for proof does Jesus understand and accept?

Part 2

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

¬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 and Aaron- Exodus 4:10-17

Philip- Acts 8:26-38

2 people, who use logical intelligence?

Moses- 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. Also Thomas.

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 It means that Paul used his fear as his intelligence to face the fears of the spirits.

3 passages that rely on spatial intelligence1 person who uses physical intelligence to understand Jesus?

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-Jesus entered a certain village where Martha welcomed him into her home.   Luke 10:38-42………… When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went and met him.  John 11:20-22