The Positive Impact of Being a Disciple of Jesus Essay examples

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Being a Disciple of Jesus and Its Effect on a Person's Life

Depending on who you are and where you come from, "good effect" can have a number of meanings. Some people can say that a "good effect" is taking heed of God's message to love one another, and showing kindness in little ways, or a "good effect" can mean deciding to give up your life to devote it to poor people or the sick, or by becoming a priest. However "good effect" can mean deciding to change your life from sinful ways, like drinking too much, taking drugs, or being a child abuser, and following God, and repenting for what you have done. Also, some people think that being rich and famous, and having lots of possessions is "good," or
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Mother Teresa is an example of Jesus having a good effect on a person's life. She devoted her life to helping the poorest of the poor in India. Some may say she lived in extreme poverty and that therefore following Jesus did not have a positive effect, but she lived until she was 88 and when she died, her life had been fulfilled. Through her self sacrifice of a rich and comfortable life, many poor people were helped and she really made a huge difference to so many lives.

Martin Luther King is another key example of Jesus' good influence. At the age of six he was told he could no longer play with his friends because they were white and he was black. In 1941, a pregnant woman called Rosa Parkes, was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white person. This began his 13 year fight against racism and segregation. Although he was martyred for what he believed in, he stood up for what was right through the influence of God.

Alternately, being a follower of Jesus makes some people think that they have the right to do whatever they like without getting punished for it. Take for example, the ex Roman Catholic priest mentioned in the March 2004 edition of the mercury news. The headline reads "Former Priest pleads innocent to molestation charges." The article describes a young boy who was

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