I wish these blog posts could be dissertations, but I don’t know how tolerant you, my reader, would be of that. It is only then the words start flowing. Forums Clubs Music Chat Room . Jesus said that He came to bring us life - life to the full. Before he leaves, however, Almitra, a “seeress” tells the prophet “speak to us and give us of your truth” (10). Ask yourself, do you live your life the way you want it to be? Loading... Unsubscribe from His Eminence ArchBishop Samson Mustapha Benjamin? Where this point was initially going– before my consideration took root and precipitated into a full-fledged, Invisible-Man-esque realization–was to the conclusion that Gibran’s poems are so powerful that they induced a few tears in me over the course my reading. Sign Up to Chat It will only take a minute! Ask yourself, do you live your life the way you want it to be? This line also asserts that love is powerful–so powerful, in fact, that it has the power to “direct your course” in life. Then the prophet instructs “if you love…/…let these be your desires.” He lists a few desires, but the ones listed in lines 11-13 are the ones I’m particularly drawn to. Here’s the full poem for reference. Time is fleeting (t-minus six days until senior year is over) so there’s not a moment to spare. I enjoy talking with her she helps you get on track so that you can move forward Drohem 2 years ago. In the end, however, I made my point. The comparison between “passion” and “a flame” is classic, but the twist lies in the point that Gibran’s making; he’s arguing that passion has the capacity to be destructive if not attended to. ( Log Out / A lot of the time we like to hear something from God about a specific situation, and he is speaking but go to the word and I promise he will speak to you. How does God speak? Why You’re Still Waiting for Divine Increase, A Radical Change Will Come After Your Storm, There Are Hidden Treasures Deposited in You, Be mindful of what you put your energy on. We cannot accomplish anything of meaning without Him. Gibran writes, “For reason, ruling alone, is a force confining; and passion, unattended, is a flame that burns to its own destruction” (50). If you need to pray for SALVATION, we are here for you. The next poem that I found to be a pleasurable read is one in which Almitra asks the prophet to speak about “Reason and Passion” (50). Speak with a prophet now. Free Prophecy, Inc., Pastor Debra Jordan, Archbishop E. Bernard Jordan and Zoe Ministries are not affiliated with MJM Ministries and/or Prophet Manasseh Jordan. I’ll start with my favorite answer which is about one of my favorite topic: love. When you start to let go, you start to live life. NeedHim are not a professional counselling service but do provide Christian help and hope. Woe Unto The White House, Washington D.C. (Now that I’m thinking–and writing–about this, and I apologize for my tangent but after all this is my blog, I bet this is where my desire to be a chemical engineer came from: wanting to be different. How can I hear God? This post was especially engaging and my guess is that it’s because Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is such a masterpiece. Chatnow and NeedHim aim to provide spiritual advice based on the teachings of the Bible. The Chat room is down right now sorry for the inconvenience. My ongoing struggle with seeing my inherent value engendered this need to find my worth somewhere else; in being different, in picking a widely hailed ‘difficult’ major, a major that few women chose, in making a lot of money. The general structure of The Prophet is that of a story which follows, yes but of course: the prophet. This poem in particular backs up the importance of passion in reason and vice versa, which makes me feel better about not knowing exactly what my end game is. Individuals who have abundant wealth is taking it easy. Thus, we distance ourselves from His power, making the possibilities very limited. Do I hear you ask, ‘What are we going to eat in the seventh year if we don’t plant or harvest?’ I assure you, I will send such a blessing in the sixth year that the land will yield enough for three years. Biblical Prophecies, Inc., Archbishop E. Bernard Jordan and Zoe Ministries are not affiliated with MJM Ministries and/or Prophet Manasseh Jordan. ( Log Out / Gibran’s work also sort of reminds me of Rachel Jamison Webster’s The Endless Unbegun because they both reveal weighty truths, hail love, and tell a story in poetry.