Nodal DQ (Example
"This assignment was to develop on our won
and in writing, our personal conception of what is the
psychologically mature person in operation. Dr. Graves, I have found
this to be a most difficult task. It is my honest belief that what
is a mature personality is determined by that power which determines
good and evil in the world. God created man and God has indicated in
His Ten Commandments the principles by which the human should live.
It is not for me to decide what God pretended. If God had wanted man
to decide he would have indicated that. He would not have
"commanded". As a result one cannot easily fulfill this
assignment. I have thought very much about how I could fulfill this
assignment. the only way it can be done is within God's design.;
Therefore, since God did give man free will to choose, in this
context, to be mature or immature, I have decided the only way I can
fulfill the assignment is to decry what I think God meant by each of
his commandments .I do hope for your forgiveness if wrong of if this
does not satisfy the requirements.
Thou shalt have no other God before me.
This commandment, in operation, questions the
right of man to decide what the mature person is. This assignment,
as stated to us, would place man before God because it would not be
God who determines the mature personality. The mature personality
accepts what God commands. He does not, in arrogance take unto
himself that which is not in his domain. The mature knows that God,
in His omniscience, knows best. He lives for this rule.
Thou shalt not make any graven image.
The dictionary says this means one does not make
an image of God in wood or in stone. This the mature person does not
do. it is one reason why this assignment is an improper assignment,
though I may be wrong, since the dictionary said no image in wood or
stone. It seems to me if I sculpted my picture of the mature
personality, I would be creating a graven image. This is because God
created man in his own image. Thus an image of the mature human
being would be a graven image of God.
Thou shalt not take the name of thy Lord thy God
This is what I have been c/trying to say. The
mature personality operates so, as not to take the name of God in
vain. He does not question what is the mature person. He accepts
that it is what God says it is, because God says that is the road to
everlasting peace and contentment.
Remember the Sabbath, keep it holy
The mature personality does on the Sabbath what
holy means. he sets it apart and he devotes it to the service and
worship of God. One sees that self is given to a sacred purpose.
Honor thy father and thy mother.
The mature personality does by word and deed
honor his father and his mother. He does not criticize his parents
since they are what God intended them to be. To criticize is to
criticize God. The mature is thankful to his folks for having given
him life and the opportunity to serve God in God's ways; he is not
ungrateful like kids are today.
Thou shalt not kill
The mature personality does not kill. This is why
so many people are unhealthy. They add to the commandment, except in
the service of God. This is not right. God commanded "thou
shalt not kill."
Thou shalt not commit adultery
This should be the easiest of all to fulfill
because God gave man the will to control his impulses. man knows
what it is for. it is to produce children. So the mature personality
accepts this even, for example, if the wife is bares for if that
happens, God intends that marriage to serve him in some other way.
Thou shalt not steal
I have heard some kids say, "How can I serve
God if I am dead?" Therefore, if I am hungry God will not
condemn me if I steal bread. this is not the mature personality in
operation. The mature follows this commandment even if it means to
suffer with the hunger of children. God tests man in many ways to
see if he is worthy.
Thou shalt not bear false witness
Some who say they are mature personalities show
they are (not?) through this commandment. They do not realize that
not to bear false witness means not to fail to tell the truth even
if the truth hurts;. Its only meaning is not, "Don't lie about
a person." The mature personality tells the truth. He is honest
all ways and at all times.
Thou shalt not covet
To covet is to want, to desire. The mature
personality does not covet. He suppresses desire and he does not
question any why others have. If God intended him to have he would
have given to him. If God gives, it is not because man needs or
desires or wishes. It is because God has to see if it is used to
serve God's purpose. The mature person does not covet, she