Right now my degree is set as a General Business degree and I am in the process of eliminating core basic classes so I am not really sure what type of business degree I will be pursuing but I will be talking about my current career for this topic which I am a police officer. Know right now and recently with the news reports, cell phone clips, and stories from the public about police officers, they give all police officers a bad name.
In my line of work, we are constantly in the public eye and constantly around situations where temptation could easily take over a person but faith and the good in most lice officers, temptation is easily overcome. In all of my encounters with the public whether in good or bad terms, I treat every situation with kindness and if needed, justice when justice is needed to be served.
I work a permanent area at work and usually work an area which is quite busy with high crime and the people in the area are mostly living on government funding with welfare or very low income where they do just about anything to survive which is usually where I come into play as the image of God, to serve justice when they break the law. It is stated in Proverbs 21 “To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the rod than sacrifice”. And (Jeremiah 29:11) says “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope”. Mind this quote fitting for some people arrest because the majority of the people in my work are on welfare and after justice IS served, they always say God has plans for them but I know what they say goes against this verse. God is created in the image of God but Elmer Towns states in his article Creation in the Image of God, “Unlike the conditional tauter of response made by animals, man can discern the nature of events, determine his motivation and implement his will to do his predetermined task” (p. 5) and when they make the wrong decision justice is served.
Every person I come in contact with whether am respond to their house for a criminal matter or I am talking with someone in line at the gas station in general conversation, I always treat people with respect and most all with kindness. The bible in Luke 6:35 states “But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return, and your reward will be great, and you ill be sons of the Most High, for he is kind to the ungrateful and the evil” which I enjoy this verse because no matter the situation good or bad, I always put kindness in my job.
I feel like showing true kindness in my work, it shows God’s image at work in mankind. Towns states in his article The Material and Immaterial Aspects of Man, “The love of God hath been shed abroad in our hearts through the Holy Spirit which was given unto us” (p. 1 1) is all about showing kindness to others in every situation you encounter. Colombians 3:12 says, “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate earth, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,” and with all mankind created in the image of God, I am rewarded in my career path to be able to show kindness to people talk with.