The allusion to an actual picture - the Polish Rider by Rembrandt - brings a slight doubt to the proceedings. In both some understand it of that peaceable temper which God hath commanded; but it seems much more easy and natural to understand it of that peace which we have with God.
Finally, by the things which are of good report, if any particular virtues are designed, those must be understood which are universally celebrated as the marks of a truly noble and gracious disposition; and by the things which are amiable and lovely, those virtues which have a peculiar attractive beauty and gracefulness;—such as a disinterested and unconfined benevolence, generosity, returning good for evil, moderation in affluence and power, humility and condescension in high stations;—in opposition to all selfishness, narrowness of heart, revenge,—dishonouring and corrupting the innocent, to satiate a brutal passion; haughtiness and insolence, ingratitude and cruelty.
His poetry was informed by his life in the social circles of New York creative elites that reigned during a time when art in the United States began to reach an international reputation of maturation and vogue status. Love, life and art are put into the mix, and love comes out top; it is much more preferable to the best picture, the best statue, the best saint.
They who have already approved themselves faithful, are especially bound to persevere in the same blessed course. The same is, perhaps, confirmed by that clause, through Christ Jesus; and that, whether it be joined with the peace of God, or with the keeping their hearts and minds.
The original, which we render,Wherein ye were else careful,is doubtful; andmay signify, For whom ye were also careful: His professional life flirted with conflicts of interest. In short, from the abridgment of its precepts here given by St. And what crowns the whole, if, through the grace of God, we obtain acceptance with him in and through the Beloved, and by the inspiration of his Spirit attain to these heavenly graces, "an entrance shall be ministered unto us abundantly, into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Note; None were ever losers by what they lent to the Lord, and employed in the service of his blessed cause. Every where, and in all things, I am instructed, by my divine Master, to accommodate my mind to my situation; both to be full, and to be hungry; both to abound and to suffer need; to know the want of bread without repining, and to have abundance without abusing it to excess.
They were to cherish spiritual joy, moderation, freedom from anxious cares, and to be often employed in prayer, Philippians 4: By the things which are true, in this large sense, are meant those habits, and that course of life and manners, which are agreeable to the renewed state of man through grace; and which are suitable to the rank and character that we sustain in the universe, and to the relations that we bear, and the various obligations we are under, to other beings.
The speaker and the lover are as one entity; one is the tree, the other the lens from the spectaclesand both need each other to function. Thus then we have seen, that in a single passage of the New Testament we have a complete system of morals, as it were in miniature; the grand character of genuine virtue is clearly asserted, wisely laid down, and exhibited in a proper variety of lights: And we can remember trying to demonstrate our love for that someone with a special project.
Not that I mention these things because I desire a gift, and want to worm myself into your favour: The Apostle having, in this handsome manner, thanked the Philippian church for their present, he desired the bishops and deacons to salute every saint at Philippi in his name, and sent them the salutation of the brethren, who were with him at the writing of this letter, Philippians 4: Chrysostom remarks judiciously upon this place, "That it is a great commendation of the Philippians, that when St.
But though I cannot repay you in kind, my God, who is all-sufficient, shall supply all your need, giving you the earthly good things that you want, and especially bestowing all spiritual blessings upon you, according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus, which inestimable treasures he hath laid up for all his faithful saints.
He obviates an ill use which might be made of what he said. A livewire and party animal, he worked at MoMA as an assistant curator. Note; If God be our Father, we can want no manner of thing that is good.
I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound; in the lowest circumstances composed, in the greatest affluence not elated. We have long experienced his love and grace; with confidence let us trust him and ascribe to him the praise that we owe for all his past kindness and precious promises.
He exhorts them to holy joy.
The brethren which are with me greet you with best remembrances. Saint Sebastian is often portrayed as a handsome young man martyred by being tied to a post and having arrows fired into him, which he is said to have survived. By which we are not to understand those actions which suit the taste and genius of the country where we live, and are admired from the force of education and habit, or because they agree with opinions and prejudices received from our ancestors;—but such actions only as have universally a good report in all Christian countries, however disagreeing in peculiar sentiments, customs, and forms of religion.
Jac Kuntz Mar 21, Share: His love affairs overlapped and relapsed; his friendships blurred lines and reset already ambiguous boundaries. Verse 10 Philippians 4: Paul considers the Philippians in a state of persecution.
Paul, we may reasonably infer, "the extent, the sublimity, the perfection of that moral goodness which the gospel of Christ requires. But my God shall supply— And my God.
Euodias and Syntyche, two Christian women of note at Philippi, having differed on some points of doctrine, or practice, the Apostle besought them to lay aside their disputes, and be united to each other in affection, Philippians 4: Paul concluded this Epistle as usual, with his apostolical benediction, sealed with an Amen, to shew his sincerity in all the things that he had written, Philippians 4:“Having a Coke with You" emanates this familiar and relaxed manner of communication, written for a man, a young and handsome professional dancer, by the name of Vincent Warren.
Just as his professional and personal life were one-in-the-same, so too were O'Hara's relationships. Having A Coke With You is a love poem Frank O'Hara wrote in It is based on an afternoon drink with a young lover, set under a tree in New York city.
It is based on an afternoon drink with a young lover, set under a tree in New York city. Philippians 4 Commentary, One of over Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary was written by the Thomas Coke, one of the founders of the Methodist Church in the United States.
“Having a Coke with You” is a poem written by Frank O Hara. O Hara grew up in Massachusetts in the United States. O Hara began his career in poetry while majoring in music at Harvard. Jun 27, · In the rare video above fromjust before his death in July of the same year, he presents “Having a Coke with You.” Readers are invited to view some of the other articles at “One Poet’s Notes” with commentary, audio, and video concerning Frank O’Hara.
Having a Coke with You by Frank O'Hara. Having a Coke with You Learning Guide by PhD students from Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley.Download