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Explain how modern Christians try to follow Jesus and how this influences their lives.

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A02: Explain how modern Christians try to follow Jesus and how this influences their lives. Christians today continue to follow in Jesus' footsteps by spreading the word of God. They do this to make a difference and to show how much they love life and others around them. They feel that they have to share the energy that God has given them and to use their compassion and courage to touch the lives of others. In this essay I will show how each person I studied, followed Jesus in a unique way and how He has influenced their lives. The first person I studied was Mother Teresa. She was born in 1910 into a catholic family. In her teens she became a member of a local youth group and through this her interest in missionaries grew. At 17 she joined the Sisters of Loreto as a nun, an order known for their work in India. ...read more.


which reflects the way Mother Teresa lived. She helped those who were different to her with risk of persecution just like the Samaritan helped the man at the roadside. A second example of a modern Christian is Terry Waite. From a young age his family encouraged him to go to church and encouraged his faith in God. As a young man he joined the army, but he had to leave because of a skin disorder. He then joined the church army which gave him experience working abroad, and because of this experience he became an ambassador for the archbishop of Canterbury. One of his duties was as a hostage negotiator. While on a campaign in Lebanon, in 1981, he was taken hostage himself, and during this time he continued praying to God and he kept faith in the hope of release. ...read more.


All three of these modern day Christians have kept their faith through all the odds. Even in times of extreme difficulty, they have kept their faith and prayed to God to guide them through the rough patches. Each of them is a role model to any young person today. Each of them led a life of devotion and any Christian should be proud to have aspirations to be like them. Jesus has continued to work through them all by showing the world that he loves them and that God cares for everyone. Mother Teresa dedicated her life to helping the poorest of poor and Terry Waite worked tirelessly to free hostages others may not have bothered about. The pope continues to work hard spreading the love of God throughout the world. S.T. Teresa of Avila "Christ has no body now but yours." We should try to live up to this and aspire to spread Gods through the entire world. ?? ?? ?? ?? Amie Derricott Miss MacAteer Candidate number: 0231 Page 1 of 2 ...read more.

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