No doubt he had come up to Jerusalem for the Passover; and like very many of the strangers who flocked to the Holy City for the feast, met some difficulty in finding accommodation in the city, and so was obliged to go to lodge in one of the outlying villages. Moreover how keeping the wrong secrets can destroy a persons self well being. But although they had never literally conversed, the Christ has called Simon. She feared him and was in constant struggle to avoid him. Bambrick English Period 1 Speak In the novel Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson, Melinda Sordino is the protagonist who was raped and traumatized in a summer party. The mystical nature of Jesus the Christ had called Simon to this particular place at this special time so that he could take part in this momentous occasion.
Sandusky was recently imprisoned for these crimes. Simon was inspired by many historical figures. Still, it does not do us any harm to try to realise how very marked was the collapse of His physical nature, and to remember that that collapse was not entirely owing to the pressure upon Him of the mere fact of physical death; and that it was still less a failure of His will, or like the abject cowardice of some criminals who have had to be dragged to the scaffold, and helped up its steps; but that the reason why His flesh failed was very largely because there was laid upon Him the mysterious burden of the world's sin. If a man once begins to think of how utterly incalculable the consequences of the smallest and most commonplace of his deeds may be, how they may run out into all eternity, and like divergent lines may enclose a space that becomes larger and wider the further they travel; if, I say, a man once begins to indulge in thoughts like these, it is difficult for him to keep himself calm and sane at all, unless he believes in the great loving Providence that lies above all, and shapes the vicissitude and mystery of life. The name of the writer is Countee Cullen. I wonder if Cullen had considered that Jesus himself was a person of color, not the blue-eyed blonde-haired image too common in prints. Melinda was like a bunny rabbit who feared the wolf, who was Andy Evans.
And among the sufferings he had to endure were those of betrayal and denial, to the point that the only ones left at the foot of the cross were his mother, the dedicated women who believed in him, and the beloved disciple, John. Strange, men should flee their company, Or think me strange who long to be Wrapped in their cool immunity. She struggled in school as she was not focused and her relationship with other people changed negatively. The essence of the story is about secrets and what it can do to a person. Tradition says so, and the reasons for supposing that it was right may be very simply stated. It was Himself my pity bought; I did for Christ alone What all of Rome could not have wrought With bruise of lash or stone.
So she resorted to silence, so that she doesn't have to bring back the horrible memories she was trying to forget even though all she had to do was speak. Apparently our Lord's physical strength, sorely tried by a night of excitement and the hearings in the High priest's palace and before Pilate, as well as by the scourging, was unequal to the task of carrying, albeit for that short passage, the heavy weight. He probably looked more like an Arab, and the feeling of some in America towards Arabs is akin to the prejudice against black people. Please visit our to learn how you can invest in our work by or. Let us learn the lesson, too, of quiet confidence in Him in whose hands the whole puzzling, overwhelming mystery lies.
The last lesson that I would draw is, let us learn from this incident the blessed results of contact with the suffering Christ. However, considering that people of Jewish lineage lived throughout the Roman Empire, it is also possible that Simon of Cyrene was olive-skinned. In the text, Speak, Melinda Sordino shows her bravery by facing her fears against Mr. This further reminds us that wise men of all ages would be honored to be allowed to perform the task that was conferred upon Simon of Cyrene, the Ethiopia from northwestern. He would be reluctant to undertake the humiliating task, and would plod along behind Him for a while, sullen and discontented, but by degrees be touched by more of sympathy, and get closer and closer to the Sufferer.
Through her art assignment, Melinda conveys, through painting, her growing process of healing. The description of him in our text as 'the father of Alexander and Rufus' shows that, by the time when Mark wrote, his two sons were members of the Christian community, and had attained some eminence in it. As well as the United States influenced him very much. Because the speaker has been created by a black poet, he assigns Simon to the Negroid race in order to point the finger of racism at the Roman soldier. He was raised by his maternal grandmother after his father, James Nathaniel Hughes abandoned his mother, Carrie Langston Hughes. Unfortunately it is usually an unhealthy way to cope….
Showed first 250 characters Simon the Cyrenian Speaks This poem talks about a black man who at first refuses to do the work that he's suppose to do because he thinks their making him do this because he is black and how he speaks out to say what he thinks. There will be hostility, alienation, a comparative coolness, and absence of a full sense of sympathy with you, in many people, if you are a true Christian. At all events, I think we may, with something like confidence, believe that his glimpse of Christ on that morning and his contact with the suffering Saviour ended in his acceptance of Him as his Christ, and in his bearing in a truer sense the Cross after Him. Many Jews from Cyrene had returned to their native Israel and were part of a community in Jerusalem called the Synagogue of the Freedmen comprising Jews from many other provinces including Alexandria Egypt , Cilicia and Asia Acts 6:9. He must have been a strong man. Simon brought independence two nations of present of day.
Countee Cullen's poetry was extremely motivated by race. He produced poetry that celebrates his African American Heritage, exaggerates black heroism, and reveals the reality of being black in the world. For them, there was no other reality. This lasted just a short while and Carly left the duo to go to the south of France with her boyfriend where she had the first of many nervous breakdowns. He does not need man's help, and yet He does need it, and He asks for it. Perhaps you realized that after your encounter with Jesus on his last journey and walked with him, literally, on his last mile. Settled by the Greeks in 630 B.
He never spoke a word to me, And yet He called my name; He never gave a sign to me, And yet I knew and came. Cyrene was situated in modern-day Libya, on the northern coast of the African continent. One of his great inspirations was his tutor Simon Rodriguez who tutored and mentored Bolivar for many years, he was sent to exile for his radicle notions. In carrying that cross with Jesus, you became like him; help us to become like you, so we can become like him whom you helped that day and that in so doing, we can be the servants he wanted us to be and show the world yet again that there is another way. Another influence was Napoleon Bonaparte who Simon at one time looked up to very dearly then he began to despise Napoleon. He probably thought Jesus a common criminal, and would resent the task laid upon him by the rough authority of the officer in command.
Men that sow some great prairie broadcast cannot go into the harvest-field and say, 'I sowed the seed from which that ear came, and you the seed from which this one sprang. He mentions the Euphrates, Congo, Nile, and Mississippi all in his poem. According to Spirit of English Magazine Vol. Melinda does not have any advantages against Mr. He needs nothing, and yet He needed that ass which was tethered at 'the place where two ways met,' in order to ride into Jerusalem upon it. Let us then look with ever fresh wonder on this marvellous contexture of human life, and on Him that moulds it all to His own perfect purposes. The paradox of a man's carrying the Cross of Him who carried the world's burden is repeated in another form.