In the Service of My Lord

College
Essay
Miscellaneous
Pages 2 (502 words)
Download 0
What does it mean to be a true Christian This was the question I posed myself when recently my friend was brutally injured in mob attack, requiring hospitalization. Being a child of devout, church-going parents, I was torn between rightful anger, and the inner voice that beseeched forgiveness…

Introduction

There, it flashed in me what it was to be a true follower of Jesus Christ who pleaded to the Heavenly Father when crucified on the Cross, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do" (Luke 23:34). Forgiveness doe not come easily to even ordinary human beings like me. So then, how was it that He, the Holy Spirit, who had within Him the power to speak to the Father who was in Heaven directly, could pray for their forgiveness If He, Son of God, could pray to His Father for forgiveness of those who have been so cruel to Him, was it because He was weak I knew even such a thought was preposterous. To the contrary, it was because He wanted to teach us mortals, the power of forgiveness, the power of prayer. He showed us by His own example, how to forgive, how to pray! I was moved when I realized this, and a strange calm settled in me after this episode.
I resolved to take Christ as my 'Guiding Spirit' ever since and truly believe that "His word" has been "a lamp to my feet and a light for my path" (Psalm 119:105). I devoted myself to my studies then on, and have successfully completed my schooling, to the best of my ability. However, the above experience has never left my memory and has made me believe that I can progress in my spiritual as well as social life, by following the path of the Holy Gospel. Education has always been important to our family. ...
Download paper
Not exactly what you need?

Related papers

Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
"Jim's moral sense is clearly outraged by his actions (Panichas 15)." He suffers from "idyllic imagination", he is haunted by chimeras and pursuit of illusions. Panichas (2000) describes Jim's story as a painful process of learning the pitfalls of his imagination and his attempts to free himself from its bondage. In a vivid way, Conrad uses Jim to illustrate the moral quest for self-discovery and…
The Lord of the Rings
The Lord of the Rings is considered to be one of the most important works in the English literature. It is the book that gave birth to the whole new genre in literature, fantasy. For many readers all over the world this epic story is of near to religious value. "In the pantheon of fantasy writers, no deity is treated with greater reverence than J.R.R. Tolkien, who is regarded by most readers as…
Goldings Lord of the Flies
There are some times in our lives that we, as human beings, do not act as we are expected to. Sometimes, we fail even ourselves. Our own values, beliefs, and principles are sometimes compromised due to certain circumstances where we are forced to make decisions or take action that are required of us just to survive in the heat of the moment.ii…
Lord of the flies
Discuss the Beast. What is it Do you believe, as Simon said, that the beast is within human beings Could there be any possibility of a physical manifestation, and if so, what/who would that manifestation of evil be
The Lord of the Flies
Our behaviors as citizens depend on how we practice and how people abide with these laws. The condition of our societies would also greatly depend on how the citizens feel on the importance of the laws to maintain peace and order. Therefore, we should realize that better life of the people and the community they live depend greatly on the way good values and understanding between evil and good are…
Lord Byron and Greece
But one cannot forget his sacrifices for what he did for freedom of Greece.…
In the Service of My Lord
There, it flashed in me what it was to be a true follower of Jesus Christ who pleaded to the Heavenly Father when crucified on the Cross, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do" (Luke 23:34). Forgiveness doe not come easily to even ordinary human beings like me. So then, how was it that He, the Holy Spirit, who had within Him the power to speak to the Father who was in Heaven…