2011 台北醫學大學 通識課程
SummaryOn a Tuesday before the Thanksgiving, the author visited “I Am My Brother’s Keeper Ministry” to see the homeless program it operated. He brought a blue trap to Henry for his ceiling and he saw the very tough time of the church, such as they didn’t have gas to heat up their church in cold winter. Although he saw the difficult of the church, he didn’t sure whether Henry can be trust. Vocabularyamount 金額；總數manage to 設法；達成sanctuary 聖殿blower 吹風機Deuteronomy 申命記(舊約聖經的一書)gush 噴出；湧出squirm 扭動；十分尷尬的cruel 殘酷的stretch 一段時間；服刑期(N.)拉長；延續(V.)clipboard 寫字夾板；剪貼板vinyl 乙醯基；舊時壓製唱片塑料mattress 床墊possession 個人財產；殖民地echo 回音；共鳴sunk in 沉沒dim 微弱；昏暗的notepad 記事本shadowy 陰暗的blanket 毯子；厚的覆蓋物flicker 閃爍；顫動，靈光一閃sentinel 哨兵bundled up 捆urge 鞭策；催促；大力推薦Q n AQ1: Why the author said that was cruel to ask Henry the first question?Q2: Why the author didn’t want to be part of a sign?Q1:Ans: Because the author mentioned the past what Henry didn’t want to recall.Q2:Ans: He has different religions and he sympathize with them.AfterthoughtThe author saw very terrible and tough sight in the church and at the end he missed his home. We think that author first time realized the religion is not only for smooth joy but also a great companion of tough life.
b101099108 張博雄b114097041 蔣羽婷SummaryHenry delivered his sermon about judging people by their past. Due to his incredible life experience, he told his congregation what he had done in the past and said “You are not your past！”to let everyone know that we should not find faults with people and focus on the bad behaviors of their past. We can change our bad habits and prove that we are able to become better people.VocabularyWinter solstice：(n.)冬至Whip：(v.)鞭笞；抽打；猛然移動；激起Vestibule： (n.)門廳、前廳Tarp： (n.) = tarpaulin，(塗有焦油、蠟等的)防水布(或帆布); 防水衣;...Motion：(v.)向…打手勢 Makeshift：(n.)臨時代用品; 權宜之計Pew：(n.)教堂內的靠背長椅staple gun：(n.)鐵絲訂書機Staple-gunned：(adj.)被訂書機訂上Fort：(n.) =fortification，堡壘,要塞[C] Attic：(n.)頂樓, 閣樓; 頂樓房間[C] Apparently：(adv.)顯然地Conduct：(v.)引導, 帶領Frigid：(adj.)寒冷的；嚴寒的 Altar：(n.)(教堂內的)聖壇, 祭壇Lectern：(n.)讀經臺; 講臺Banner：(n.)旗幟Wither：(v.)使衰亡; 使衰弱Lament：(v.)哀悼, 為...悲痛; 痛惜Bellow：(v.)大聲發出; 大聲喝道[(+out/forth)] Rehab：(v.) = rehabilitation,恢復名譽, 昭雪,(罪犯的)改過遷善Preaching：(動名詞)講道Persecute：(v.)迫害, 殘害, 困擾, 為難(+with) Shiver：(v.)發抖, 打顫[(+with)] Struggled：(v.)奮鬥; 鬥爭[(+for/against/with)][+to-v], 競爭; 對抗AfterthoughtHuman beings may make mistakes and it is impossible to pave a colorful life without failure. In situation of difficulty, we should always look on the bright side and be determined to lead our regrettable past onto a bright boulevard of future. Unfortunately , many people usually find faults with you and focus on the wicked conducts of your past, particularly your dishonorable background. Due to this reason, we must be strong to face our past and persist in our own perspective on changing bad behavior to excellent achievement. Even if you are often affected by others’ rumors, you have to tell yourself “I am doing the right thing！I am not what I was before！”Question1.What can’t we see when we are still looking at ourselves through our past？(有二項喔！)提示：P192Answer: When we’re still looking at ourselves through our past , we’re not seeing what God has done.We’re not seeing the little things that happen in our lives.2. Why did the author feel embarrassed when he listened to Henry’s sermon？Answer:According to the fifth passage on P192 , we deduce that the author doubt Henry would commit a crime again if he had returned to his New York life. However, Henry didn’t become the man the author thought. Therefore, he felt embarrassed while he prejudiced people for their past like many friends around Henry. The author determined that he should change this bad habit just like what Henry did with his.