Justification of terrible things...

Looking at the world around me, I see terrible things. Things I know aren't right, but are justified. Why is it that people, good people are always crucified for doing the right thing and are always tormented for what we believe? What has this world come to? Christians are tortured for serving God and pagans are glorified for doing evil? A person in their right mind would think that this is a sick world and would do something about it. But, if we donít do anything about it, does that mean that we don't care or that we are scared about being condemned for standing up for what is right? What is a person to do? Do we tell people that they are wrong and try to get them to believe what we want them to believe, or do we just live a productive life? A life that shines Jesus through us and we show an example. Why can't people try to do this more often? I can see how we are influenced by the world, we have all sorts of influences around us and since we all are only human, and we also have the devil around us, tempting us every minute of the day, I can see how itís hard to do this.

How big of a difference do you think it would make if we made it a challenge to try to live the way Jesus would want us to everyday of our lives. Giving a soft answer to an angry voice. Letting things go instead of dragging them out. Apologizing and forgiving? Being humble instead of proud? Showing love instead of hate? Could it possibly be that hard? God shows love to even the most evil people everyday they live. Those people who hurt his followers. Those people who hurt his Son. Those who go out and hunt his people out to kill them just for loving Jesus and living the life that Jesus wants us to. I think that the biggest example that we can show these people is showing them love when they show us hate. Itís one of the hardest things that we can do. Who has an easy time showing love to people how hate us? The only person I can think of is Jesus. He is the perfect example to live by. Completely sinless and caring and he died for us; SINNERS!! I think that is a sick idea, making a perfect man die for sinners. We should all be repaying Jesus back and trying our best to get as many people to Him as we can.

I just bought a book called Jesus Freaks from DC Talk. This book is all about martyrs. If any of you were to read this, it would change something in your life. I seriously think that this book was giving to me from God. I was going to On Cue to look at CDs when the friend I was with said that they sold books there. The thousand times I was there, not once did I ever see any books. I walked in and saw a stand that had books written from groups and I saw DC Talk's book. I picked it up, only cause it said Jesus Freaks on it and the book was intriguing just looking at it. Then I started to read a short story from it and wanted it immediately. I took it to the front, asked how much it was and bought it with the money that my mother had given to me for my birthday. I got it home and read as much as I could that night. I have been bringing it with me to work and reading it whenever I get the opportunity to. I took it to a sub shop and I felt the need to tell the lady about it. The lady, as I got the impression from the way she looked at me, thought that I was crazy. I was still happy about being able to tell someone about the joy I got from the book. I think, just from experience, that Christians get a particular joy and peace just from knowing Jesus. The world outside can look at us and see and see the joy that radiates from our expressions and the way we talk. The looks on our faces when asked why we are happy. Getting the chance to tell people about our Jesus that loves everyone.

In a time of my life, I used to go to church all the time. I would play my saxophone every time I would go to church. I seriously think that I was blessed with a talent that was given to me to glorify and praise the Lord. I was really good at it and then I stopped. Stopped doing everything. Going to church, playing my saxophone, everything. And now that I look back on my life and see how things were then, I realize that I had that peace of mind that I saw that everybody else had. My life started going down hill farther and farther the longer I went. Finally, I got so far away, I couldn't see anything behind me. I got seriously depressed...


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