Monthly Archives: January 2012

I & II Corinthians

Who was Paul and who was he addressing? Paul was an Apostle, a pilgrim, and had a deep love for the Church in Corinth.  “I will not be burdensome to you; for I do not seek yours, but you.  For … Continue reading

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Phaedrus II

The Divine Goal The souls of all seek the divinity that was lost (lost through man’s corruption).  Although Socrates was before the time of Christians, he describes a very Christian-like practice in his quote, “only a philosopher’s mind grows wings, … Continue reading

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Phaedrus I

There is no doubt that Phaedrus was flattering himself When he recited Lysias’ words on love: “…I am master of myself And have not been overwhelmed by love.” Again, “Small problems will not make Me very hostile, and big ones … Continue reading

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Symposium II

Socrates Has Lived On After over two millennia, his words are still read and said. What has made him so unique? Yes, what in the Symposium has resonated with generations? He has sought truth, yes, but many before and after … Continue reading

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Symposium I

Six Men Situation: Six men talking about love. Different ways of describing love occurred in Plato’s Symposium.  A moral meaning I gained from this is that, as a reader, I am being challenged to improve (or at least consider improving) … Continue reading

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Oedipus the King

Moral of Warning Don’t be deceived, oh world As was done in the play Of Oedipus the King, About a man thought mighty. The chorus did call out And their voices resounded: “Never will I convict my king, Never in … Continue reading

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Song of Songs

King of Kings The poetic (and romantic) King Solomon’s Song of Songs seems to allude to the life of Christ.  One key verse that stood out to me in this way was 2:3, “As the apple among the trees of … Continue reading

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