Christianity in the schools

Patricia - St.Louis, Missouri
Entered on December 23, 2008
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: Christianity
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Christianity makes suffering contagious.First for example, I believe that Christianity should be in the schools because I believe that people/teenagers will be better off as a person, and as a student. My personal experience is that I have grown spiritual, physical, and mentally. When I first got introduced to Jesus Christ I was questioning the religion, but as I tended to go to church, and as I tended to actually listen in church it related to my life. Furthermore, as I got deeper in the relationship with God I started to get trails and tribulation that come my way; and in the back of my mine I was thinking that it is not worth living saved anymore, as I once heard the words spoken to me “you can be young and live a saved life and not be ashamed of the gospel of Christ”, then I started to realize that God was doing nothing else but breaking me, and making into the person that I am now. But I was greatly tested in many ways for example, when I was in middle school, and in the middle of class, I said thank you Jesus out of no where, immediately everybody turned there head and said awwwww, and my teacher told me that we do not use that kind of language in her class. So as a person I have grown spiritually in God, and my ways are not what they use to be, and now my attitude towards people is not the same, and my grades have risen tremendously. When I had felt that my belief was tested and put into action was when I was in Mrs. Boyd class and we were discussing religion, and I saying to walk with God you have to have a relationship, and it’s not a religion but a relationship. As we got further into the conversation, I was questioned, and every question I did not have answer, and I thought that I failed at my religion because I did not defended my religion enough. Also in that discussion I learned about other people religion and where they come from. I believe that some people think like me, but they might be scared of there friends might say about them, or what they might think of them. As an individual trying to witness to my friends it is a hard, because some people make fun of me, and some people are waiting on me to mess up so that they can say” Oh I thought you was a Christian”, I agree its not easy. I believe that we should be able to mention Gods name in the classroom and not get looked at wrong. I believe that we should be able to pray in our classroom. This is what I believe that will help people that surround every day, and any body in need of help. The love of Jesus Christ. THIS IS WHAT I BELEVE.