English Lesson 70 Essay

Is Booker T Washington’s view of the future also my own?

Well, first we must know what his view was. The best way to say it is “Something’ll turn up.” He says repeatedly that worrying will do you no good and that it is a liability. He also gives repeated examples of miraculous events that save the school’s bacon. Usually this was in the form of a check that arrived the day before a bill was due, with the exact amount written on it. And it happened over and over again.

Now the question is “Do I agree?” We must turn to Romans 8:28. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

This can be taken the wrong way, however. The passage does not state that there will not be trials, or hard times, or crises. In fact, it says the opposite. It also does not say that it is okay to be lax or slouch. Again, the opposite is said. You are not promised wealth, or fame, or a sucessful marriage. What it does promise is that the ultimate bad thing will not happen, and that your works will not be in vain, i you have God’shelp.


One thought on “English Lesson 70 Essay

  1. Edward, you should be a little more formal in your essays. Using expressions like “saving the school’s bacon” is not the best way to express yourself. Some of your pronouns do not have exact referents–another informality of casual speech. Your explanation of Romans 8:28 could be better. I am not sure you understand the verse. Again, I have the feeling that this is your first draft and you have not been as precise as you can be.


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