College Admissions Essay: How Christianity Changed My Life

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C.S. Lewis once said, “I believe in Christ, like I believe in the sun- not because I can see it, but by it I can see everything else.” I have used this quote as a guide for myself throughout my journey to finding the Lord. Putting my faith into someone “intangible” and having faith in Christ has not been an easy task for me, given I was not raised in an extremely religious household. However, I was about fourteen when I discovered God’s word, felt my heart swell with happiness, and fell in love with Christ. That day changed my life entirely, and completely changed my outlook of the world. I was in a very dark place in my life when I read my very first Bible verse. I was at a trip with my school, and the facility we were visiting had Jeremiah 29:11-13 posted on the wall. Most of my peers payed little to no attention to it, but I could not stop reading it. I remember being full of bitterness and …show more content…

Because I am Mexican and live in a predominately Hispanic town, nearly everybody I know is Catholic. My friends, my teachers, and even my loved ones. It was difficult to explain to them that I did not share their beliefs. I was labeled and judged by many of those around me (which I found ironic considering Matthew 7:1). I began to feel pretty low, until I realized that our Lord Jesus was too judged and labeled and even humiliated for everyone to see. Everybody’s judgment only made me love Christ more. It made me feel a true connection with Him and what He went through to save me and give me eternal life. Every and any rude comment my religion and my love for Jesus only strengthens my faith even more. Jesus ignited a fire within me that I didn’t even know existed. He opened my eyes to the true beauty of what it means to be a Christian, and opened doors to many beautiful friends and opportunities I would have never received if I did not love

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