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Topic: Hard and Soft (04/23/09)
TITLE: Caring Around Us
By Janeil Harricharan
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That same subject was still on my mind as I drove off to class, and starting wondering about the people I called friends. One was Catholic. The rest didn’t believe in God. People I knew long distance and wrote every several months didn’t believe in God either, and one was Adventist.
I couldn’t understand why I couldn’t find good Christians friends. I didn’t go to church, but I didn’t go do stuff other people did, either. I just stayed at home when I wasn’t at school doing homework, drawing, writing, or sleeping. I prayed to God a lot, but never could seem to get an answer.
I couldn’t understand why I saw so many people getting into things I know is wrong, and they have significant others, friends, and everything else. I wonder they their social life is so soft and easygoing, while I’m stuck in a room with four walls almost every day, not getting a call on my cell phone for weeks on end.
Why do people ignore people of other religions? Why did God not give me a Christian friend? All these questions raise hard dilemmas in my head as how to treat the people around me. I can’t blame them for not wanting to be Christians if people just threw them aside because they’re different. But at the same time, you’re at odds with them because of what you believe and your outlook on life.
I so bad wanted to love someone. To hold their hand. To hug them. To share something with them; things I’ve never been able to do. I’m too different from anyone around here. Nobody will ever understand what I want to offer or give.
I at least thank God for the few people that he has put me into contact with, though they live hundreds of miles away and I only see them a few times a year. And I do know Jesus loved the people that he ran across, and will do that to people I have. I know that I’ll dislike people, get annoyed with them, or the like, but I always remember me sitting in my room every day, and will at least try to treat someone who I want them to treat me. Maybe one day it’ll come back and I’ll have someone that I want…
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