Grade Nine Religion Semester 2
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My Beautiful Woman: ความลับของเจน 3/3 - YouTube

วาโก้เชื่อว่าผู้หญิงทุกคนถูกสร้างให้สวย "สวย" ที่ไม่ใช่เพียงรูปลักษณ์ภายนอก ผู้หญิงสวยที่สุดจากข้างใน My Beautiful Woman 3 เรื่องราว จากเค้าโครงเรื่องจริง ขอ...
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     This short film actualizes a true story of a senior student named, Jane. Jane can be described as a woman who is meek, protective, loving and occupies her busy schedule by taking care and playing with her daughter, June. The day Jane met June, was the day she started making secret sacrifices causing her life to take unlikely paths and defy society’s standards. Due to this, Jane’s school along with her society would often look at her with shameful eyes, judge, and, spread stories and rumors about Jane giving birth to June when she was only eighteen years old. However, this mother continues to let society judge her and act uninterested in these rumors considering the fact that no one knows the true story behind June’s birth. Jane wishes to not unravel her secret because she does not want anyone to judge someone she loves and cares about. Only the teacher of June recognizes and empathizes the feelings of her mother because he knows that as a baby, June was discovered in a bag along the sides of the street. Jane found this child and settled on the decision to care of June as she would for her own. This man narrates this story because Jane affected his life in a positive way, making him see that beauty is more than physical features rather it is the emotions as well as the actions that come from her heart and mind.   

 

     This video links to the course material because it presents the genuine affection of love. Jane’s actions and feelings remind me of the note, ‘Be a Lover Like Jesus’ because she represents three of the Christ-like love statements. Jane’s loving decision to carry out being a mother to June without her deeds being noticed and appreciated by the eyes of society prompt me to remember that a Christ-like love is not an emotion, it is also a decision. In addition, Jane demonstrates that a Christ-like love is generous and does not calculate the cost of giving. Jane being a mother did not decide to take care of June as her child to gain attention or self-accomplishment, rather this decision is made because she wishes the baby to feel the affection of love. Lastly, the  Christ-like love that desires what is best for the other is what Jane continues to do as June develops and grows. Jane does not want her daughter to grow up being judged or ridiculed because of the abandonment her parents caused. Instead, she desires June to live a life without feeling the pain of being thought as different, excluded, lonely etc. As a result, Jane takes the judgmental comments for herself. 

 

     I think it is important to watch this video because it presents how quickly people can judge one another and spread rumors about a situation they do not even understand. Jane’s own community can easily reject and exclude her for what they think as a wrong decision. However, we can learn to help understand each individual and accept him or her for who they are because we all make and will maintain making mistakes since we are human. God knows we will make mistakes, which is why He wishes to help and guide us from what is evil. We can also learn from Jane that when you love and care for someone it does not matter if the whole world is talking about you, it matters if you still have the fortitude mentally and physically to rise up and protect the ones you love.

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Jayben favila's comment, June 7, 2014 3:22 PM
This video can make you teary eyed but it makes up for a inspirational video to connect to. This really connects to the course materiel since the video shows ways of love based on what Jane did to raise June. I like how Jane shows so much love to June with all the sacrifices she has to make in order for June to live a better life. The most powerful thing in this video is that people judge Jane because of June but the thing is that they don't know the whole story about them. In conclusion the video was really good and heartwarming especially with your summary.
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This Father Writes a Love Letter to His Baby Girl That Says, Well, Pretty Much Everything She Needs to Know

This Father Writes a Love Letter to His Baby Girl That Says, Well, Pretty Much Everything She Needs to Know | Grade Nine Religion Semester 2 | Scoop.it
Ever wish you could tell your daughter all the things she needs to know about life and love? Well, our friend Jeff Bethke did it before his daughter, Kinsley, was even born--and it's beautiful.
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     “A Dad’s Letter To his Newborn Daughter” engages with an admirable father named, Jefferson Bethke who takes on the idea of writing and reading letters to his newborn daughter, Kinsley whom will receive all the letters he had written throughout her life when the day of her eighteenth birthday arrives. Specifically, he writes all his concerns and dreams for his daughter as a ‘heads up’.  In his first letter, he wanted to express his thoughts about love, faith, relationships, obstacles and being determined to Kinsley, so that when she reads all those letters in the future she will moderately understand the world that is right in front of her eyes and how much her parents take the time to write all those letters. As well, as knowing that she has the power to write her own story with the help and guidance of her family and God.

 

     This short film relates and depicts the true meaning of love and care that a father has for his child, which corresponds to what Jesus continues to do for us. Jesus has taught us that a Christ-like love desires what is best for the other. Like many parents, they want the best for their children because this thought comes naturally and is an instinct to them. After all, a Christ-like love is generous, patient and kind, which does not calculate the cost of giving. Likewise, Kinsley’s father says that he would always be there for her. This reminds me that a Christian relationship takes time to prioritize the ones we care for. Furthermore, Jefferson mentions that Kinsley is “literally a living and breathing human being with a heart, brain, creativity, intuition and more.” This tells me that even if Kinsley is still a baby, it does not matter what stage of development a person is in nor does it matter what someone can or cannot do because we are unique and have human characteristics. To include, Jesus came to earth starting as an unborn child, so all life is important from the moment of conception.

 

     Even if Jefferson writes this letter to his daughter, we can also learn to reflect on what he has been telling Kinsley because as teens, many of us tend to act older than we really are and spend our time occasionally with devices. Therefore, we need to slow down, take our time and prioritize the moments and people who are in our lives now. We may also experience some of the things that he mentions such as, relationships, temptation, and love. For relationships, temptation and love, we again, should take our time because all these need to develop and grow so that we can understand and learn all the little things that are important in relationships. Moreover, in this stage of development, we are most likely to be self-conscience, lost or tempted but we need to comprehend that sorrow and desire remind us only God can fill our emptiness and only God can satisfy our deepest longings. Lastly, we do not fully understand the works of the world, but that is what leads to wonder, hope and dreams. Jefferson told Kinsley that she should not lose her sense of wonder, neither should we.

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Ryan Milanes's comment, June 7, 2014 11:32 AM
I enjoyed this video a lot. It taught me that you should be yourself no matter. This video made me think of incarnation because he said "you are literally a living and human being with a brain, heart and creativity". This made me this of incarnation because Jesus was born with these qualities to same as everyone else was. This video also made me think about the Christian Perspective " Be Our Priority" because he wants to devote all his time with his daughter. He said he'll be there when she takes her first steps, when her boyfriend breaks up with her and more. I can already tell that these two are going to have a unique bond between each other therefore showing the true meaning of love and care that a parent has for their child.
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Broken Is Beautiful

Broken Is Beautiful | Grade Nine Religion Semester 2 | Scoop.it
Stephanie shares her interesting use of x-rays for her art and how pain can become beautiful.
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     In this video, often this teenager named, Stephanie would take her time away from the business of the city to enjoy and relax at her own pace on the rooftop in order to reflect and visualize people's feelings and her own on top of a canvas. Instead of using a regular canvas, Stephanie uses x-ray photos as a substitute because she wants to capture the viewer's attention to the x-ray rather than her piece of art. The reason behind this choice is to let everyone see and reason with the feeling of pain reflected by the x-ray itself and make it into something beautiful. Meaning Stephanie's art expresses the beauty that can come from pain. She wants to show that there is a reason why pain, fear, anger and sorrow exist, which is the strength and happiness that can occur after. At the age of fifteen years old, Stephanie lost her father. Although she was heartbroken and full of despair, she did not want to get off the right path that her father put her on. She did not want to be restrained by sadness rather she took that sadness to be a better person.

 

     This video relates to the course material because the meaning behind Stephanie's art reminds me of the fifth commandment, "You shall not kill." With this in mind, x-rays show the deformity of a person. Which Jesus has taught us that we should show special respect and care for the ones whose lives are made difficult. Even if this deformity causes suffering and weakness, their life is still valuable and precious. We should be the ones helping them to live a normal life as possible instead of degrading their self-confidence and dignity. Since the fifth commandment is related to the incarnation, it reminds me that Jesus suffered at the cross and was not healed after the resurrection because he wanted us to comprehend that we do not become any less valuable and a body does not lose its dignity even if it is weak. These x-rays show the suffering one faces when they see an x-ray. We should not be ashamed and run from this. This video tells me that when faced with suffering, we should go forward and heal at our own pace instead of running away from it because God is willing to listen and give us strength when and if we let him inside our hearts.


     When Stephanie says, “X-rays are the only things that I can really think about that you wanna see what’s wrong with it. The perfect ones are the ones that get thrown away.” I think the meanings behind those words are similar to the meaning behind her artwork because those words focus on the imperfections rather than normality based on society. These imperfections are what set us apart from everyone else. Our imperfections should not be looked at negatively, instead we need to accept ourselves for who we are because the more you know and accept who you are and what you want, the less you let things upset you. Watching this short film can also help us realize that we can be broken in many ways, physically, mentally, and spiritually that can cause us to be immobilized by pain and all the other feelings that come with it such as fear, anger and sorrow, but instead we can choose pain and rise and reflect from it. With this is mind, we should remember that pain is only an obstacle that has arisen in one's life. We may not be able to control all the events that happen to us, but we can decide for ourselves not to be reduced by them. 

 

  

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samantha orpiada's comment, June 6, 2014 5:01 AM
I really enjoyed this video and its message. I like how the girl found the beauty in pain and i think its something we should all start trying to do. I also feel like this video was connected to the beatitude "blessed are those who mourn." Stephanie admired the pain in the x-rays but she also had her experience of pain with her dad therefore she knows how it feels to go through x-rays and receiving the bad news that all her x-rays carry. Moreover , i like how you connected this video with the fifth commandment. In conclusion I enjoyed this video and the insights that Stephanie portrayed in the video.
Nathan Boongaling's comment, June 9, 2014 11:36 PM
I really found this video inspirational. The message behind it is beautiful, I like how the girl in the video can find the beauty of things in the bad, and I think its something we all should be able to do. I also feel like in this video it represents the beatitude "Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied." because she helps people find the beauty in things, and not the bad. She looks at things that are "broken" and makes them beautiful by painting them (x-rays). She knows how pain feels, she lost her father when she was young, so this gives her the motivation to not see everything in a bad perspective, but in a way that she can inspire others. I like how you chose this video, because its a truly inspirational topic to talk about.