“Happy are the meek,” Jesus continues. Meekness is being teachable. It is not poor self-image. It is being open to God, asking and accepting His guidance. 235 more words
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Jesus loved teaching the people out under the trees, on a green hillside, or by the lake, anywhere outside. This morning after choosing his core group of committed followers, he leads them and the people already coming, to a wide, level place on the mountain. 222 more words
Malchus sighed wearily as he leaned back in his chair, taking off his spectacles and setting them upon his small writing table. He winced as his old joints creaked and cracked in rebellion to the motion, almost making as much noise as the antiquated chair he sat upon. 3,050 more words
Disclaimer: I’m posting this despite the “full story” not being out there yet, because a) who knows if we’ll ever have the full one, and b) because I anticipate any information that DOES surface will be used as fodder for more of what I’ve already been seeing, almost daily, and my sincere hope is that maybe this could help curb that in some small way. 1,622 more words
Why does a character exist in a story?
To further the plot, of course, say all the literature undergrads out there.
Most of us have read dreadful, self-serving fanfiction and horrible “debut novels” whose characters are floating in a miasma of interior thought, activity and poseurship. 652 more words