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    Andres Ortiz
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    Sometimes we get caught up in thinking that we need to follow certain rules to ensure that we retain our status as good citizens on this earth or in heaven but it is important to remember that we are not made for those rules, those rules were made for us.

    We want to pattern our lives after Jesus’ example and also those that exemplify Jesus. Jesus rebuked the Pharisees for following the letter of the law while not being true to their beliefs. Going through the motions without the faith in Jesus will not get your way into heaven, but neither does a strong faith while not doing anything with it.

    Yes, it is a struggle, but we all must bear our cross. <img src=” title=”Smile” />

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    Andres Ortiz
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    I agree, it is hard to do. Balancing is one of nature’s strong points, but it seems hard for me to get the right balance of faith and good works at times. Then I go back to God and ask him for help in the right direction, we all have to ask God for directions once in a while. <img src=” title=”Wink” />

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    Andres Ortiz
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    I have found a few things to help me along with trying to be more Christ-like. Certain things that I hear in homilies or read about the way Jesus handled things I keep in the back of my mind all the time. Also, when I am around people that seem to have a good handle on being Christian I use them as an example of behavior.

    I sometimes have a tendency to lose my temper with people and I do need some work with patience, but once in a while I am around people that seem to have mastered that and I try to handle situations like they do. It’s much more relaxing than always losing my cool, that’s for sure. <img src=” title=”Wink” />

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    Andres Ortiz
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    Trying to imitate others’ good qualities is like another way of imitating Jesus! Sounds like a great idea! You have my vote and support! <img src=” title=”Very Happy” />

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