Date of publication: 2017-09-06 02:04
Although readers may draw a number of messages from The Pearl, a few primary moral lessons do emerge. Some ways of interpreting the allegory of the story include:
Oh Sarah, this spoke into my heart in deep ways.
I 8767 ve just quit social media because it became an addiction, used to distract myself from processing emotions and hard things in life. Used to numb pain and seek acceptance. Instead it aggravated my anxiety.
Thanks for being honest with us. Thanks for letting go of the things that don 8767 t make you better or more like Jesus, and giving us permission to do the same.
Literally had the conversation with God today about how for a year or so now He 8767 s asked me to give up drinking, and then I stumbled across this. Thanks!
Kino&rsquo s physical and spiritual existence is intimately connected with the natural world. He lives in a brush house, and he makes his living as a pearl diver. Not surprisingly, nature imagery is an important element of the novella. Kino observes the world of his garden in the opening scene of Chapter 6 and the world of the ocean in Chapter 7. Kino and Juana&rsquo s final journey up the mountain takes place on a dark night full of animal noises and cries.
So I implore you if you are feeling that alcohol has a hold on you, if you feel dependent, if you know you are addicted, if you are losing yourself, if you are paying the price already, if you are tired and hung-over and miserable and longing for freedom: please get help. Put your hand up. Tell someone. We need you, I promise. Your life is worth saving. And we will all be cheering you on.
What a lovely reflection on how the Spirit prompts and grows us. Thanks for giving words to the 8775 letting go 8776 and 8775 giving up 8776 that stand without legalism but are firm and steady. That is a type of grace. Thank you for sharing.
The scaffold which in the beginning of the tale, is the place where Hester faces the hostility of the crowd, plays a significant role in The Scarlet Letter. It subsequently becomes a place for expiation for the minister &ndash first on the ark night of the vigil and later when he climbs it to make a public confession of his guilt.
It 8767 s funny, isn 8767 t it, how we corkscrew back around on things we think we left far behind to see their wisdom with fresh eyes? I hear you, girl.
As ambitious, feisty, and exciting as any new passion, Love the Sin takes its readers on a compelling ride across the volatile landscape of religion and sex in American public life. The authors not only provoke and stimulate, guide and elucidate, but they redefine freedom and democracy as values for our sex lives as well as our sexual politics.&rdquo
-Lisa Duggan,coauthor of Sex Wars: Sexual Dissent and Political Culture &ldquo
Oh darn it, and I 8767 ve recently sworn off tea 😉
(It 8767 s not the tea, it 8767 s the milk. I don 8767 t like tea without milk, and I think the milk is aggravating my chronic pain.)
But I 8767 ve noticed how attached I am to always having something to swig. It is usually tea, or my homemade lemonade, with honey instead of sugar. Nothing wrong with comfort, but sometimes the comfort things start to take you over, and then they aren 8767 t really doing their job anymore.
It’s that simple, really. Donald Trump is not anti-Semitic and he’s not a racist. Despite the best efforts of his political opponents and a large swath of the media to hold Donald Trump accountable for the utterances of even the most fringe of his supporters—a standard to which no other candidate is ever held—the worst that his detractors can fairly say about him is that he has been careless in retweeting imagery that can be interpreted as offensive.
Thank you for being honest and sharing your experience with others. I gave up drinking when our 76 year-old son got into recovery for addiction to alcohol and other drugs. I greatly appreciate your sensitivity to the recovery community. And yes, there may be liberty, but is it a good idea? A question worth asking oneself and God.
Although her skill at needle work is greatly admired and is always in demand, Hester is not commissioned to embroider even a single wedding dress. Here needle work functions as a symbol, indicative of the attitude of the puritan settlers towards sin, guilt and penitence. It does not encourage Hester&rsquo s social reinstatement among the townspeople, nor is three any hope in the sight of God for Hester&rsquo s scarlet sin being washed off. The letter &lsquo A&rsquo makes Hester&rsquo s social ostracism painfully complete. The exclusion of her needle from embroidering a wedding dress symbolizes the harshness of the Puritan attitude.
I stopped drinking a while ago as well kind of for health reasons, mostly as a result of a similar prompting from the Spirit, though I had a hard time articulating it at the time. You explained it beautifully.