The Lost but Found Sheep

1464 WordsJul 13, 20186 Pages
Christianity. This word brings a lot of mixed thoughts in one’s head especially for those people who do not understand the concept of this religion, such as the people of Rome in early times. “ … And by a distinction between the seasons which is due to God’s arrangement, set aside some for festivals, others for times of sorrow- merely to suit their own inclinations! Who can consider this a proof of religion, and not, rather, of lack of understanding?” (The Epistle to Diognetus) Christianity was seen as an insignificant cult for the ignorant and uneducated types and also viewed to be as treason to Rome. They are thought to be lustful (love one another), sinful, immoral and vile creatures of society who follow a cult that practices inhumane…show more content…
These memories and influence that Marcia did and left created lingering thoughts, several questions and confusion to Junia about Christianity. The letter also served a significant part on the transformation of Junia. In the letter, Marcia shared about the greatest love in the world (“… It’s about love, the greatest love in the world, which has been my joy for many years, and my father’s as well.”), the only hope of our lives who is Jesus (… but we could never do that because it would be a betrayal of Jesus, who is the only hope of our lives.”), to love and serve Jesus (“… but to love and serve Jesus Christ is the most marvelous thing in the world.”), and the strength He gives to our soul (He gives the soul a strength and a sweetness beyond compare.”) This letter had an effect with Junia, it made her feel something intense and overpowering is happening to her. This is the foundation where she discovered and pursued Christianity from her curiosity and interest. It was a beginning of a new quest.“ Within her soul she sensed that something profound was happening to her, though she could not explain it. It seemed that suddenly a great weight had been lifted from her.” She basically learned the general principles and concept of Christianity from Scintilla after visiting the catacombs to give respect to Marcia by visiting her tomb. There, inside the catacomb, she began to see what the Christians really do (on the spot) in the
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