Religious Studies 25: Pay it Forward Reflection

Picture 1Directions: Answer the following two questions.  Print your response and hand it in or email it to me.  The page on the left titled, Reflection Rubric, will be used to evaluate your response.

Introduction: A Los Angeles reporter, Chris Chandler, interviews Trevor McKinney.  Trevor says the following:

“…I don’t know.  I think some people are too scared or something.  I think things can be different and I mean the world’s not exactly “shit”.  I guess it’s hard for people who are used to things the way they are.  Even when they’re bad to change.  They kind of give up.  When they do you kind of lose”.

1.  Are people scared to change things?  Can the world be a better place?  What are your thoughts?   Mahatma Gandhi gives 10 suggestions to change the world.  Read the article, Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World.  Select one suggestion from Gandhi’s list and explain how you could use the suggestion to help you bring about changes for a better world.

Introduction: Trevor gets killed during a fight where he was trying to help his friend, Adam.    John 15:13 says,  “No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends”.  

2.  Explain how is this an act of Agape love?  Are there people in this world who love selflessly (i.e that love agape style) that they would even lay down their life to save someone else? Explain your reasoning.  Do you know of any non-fictional examples of this kind of love?  If you do, explain the example.