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I owe Jesus; LETTERS.

I WAS forced to indulge in morning prayers as years ago it was compulsory. I saw very little of the Christian love that the Bible spoke of. The teachers were in some cases overly harsh and could be most unforgiving.

However unsatisfactory religious instruction was, it did awaken in me a need to find out more about Jesus.

When I mentioned Him to my father, I was told to shut my mouth by him and other atheists.

I am not suggesting for one moment that only Christians are kind decent and compassionate, but for me it became so very important.

Trying to follow Christ's teaching can be very hard and I have often failed, but I followed because of what Jesus suffered for our sakes and the principles he taught.

I feel I owe him something in return. I certainly have never been pressured into believing - quite the opposite. in fact.

BARBARA DUNN, Moseley
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Sep 22, 2013
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