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Give examples of modern day Christians who have been inspired by Jesus

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John Booth RE Coursework 8/2/01 Give examples of modern day Christians who have been inspired by Jesus Oscar Romero Romero was appointed Archbishop of El Salvador in 1977. He believed that it was his duty to speak out against the cruelty in El Salvador. Romero was chosen to be Archbishop because he was thought to be a man who will bring peace and harmony. He demanded peace, a peace that could only be found in human rights . He informed the world about all the people who had been tortured, slaughtered, and of those who had "disappeared" in his country. Romero became a beacon of hope in a land where there was no peace. Romero took it upon himself to use the Church as a beacon of hope and to speak out against the leaders of El Salvador. "Peace is not the product of terror or fear. Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression. Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all. ...read more.

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He received many death threats about his family and himself and he had to spend a lot of his life moving house and finding safe places for him and his family to stay. God was at the centre of his life and everthing he did revolved around God and what he wanted from humans. His life involved a lot of praying and sacrifice where he could become closer to God and put his complete trust in him. He is inspired by Christ because Jesus also spoke out against the wrongs in the world. He must have gained his determination to change the nature of the church from God. Jesus was determined to show that he came to earth to forgive sinners and not good men by eating and talking to people like the tax collectors. He told the truth and was assasinated. Maximillian Kolbe Maximillian Kolbe was a Polish monk who was born in Zdunska Wola. He joined the Conventual Franciscan Order at the age of 16. He suffered from tuberculosis in his youth and he was frail all his life. ...read more.

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He must've known that publishing that document would get him into trouble but he still did it. He took someone elses place when they were about to be put to death. This relates to Jesus and Barabus because Jesus didn't have to be killed when he was, he could've waited until another day when a prisoner wasn't set free by tradition but he didn't and therefore saved Barabus' life. Also he put up with great suffering and while he was doing that he kept other peoples spirits up as well. When Jesus was on the cross suffering terribly he comforted the man on his right by promising him a path into heaven. For Christians an inspirational life is a life which reflects the life of Christ and others. Our faith tradition teaches that through baptism and confirmation we become temples of the Holy Spirit and as such can achieve even greater things than Jesus did. Both of these characters in some way mirrored the life of Jesus. This tells us that they used Jesus' life as a guideline and that they were trying to be like Jesus. ...read more.

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