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What would Jesus Do?

September 28, 2009
By hannahbee7 DIAMOND, Boca Raton, Florida
hannahbee7 DIAMOND, Boca Raton, Florida
67 articles 1 photo 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You know you’re a writer if your friend tells you a heartbreaking story and your first reaction is – wow, that would make an incredible plot for a novel. You know you’re a smart writer if you manage to keep that reaction to yourself."


They say that you should ask
"Oh what would Jesus do?"
I think these words were spoken
to relate to me with you

If I were Jesus I would go
and "turn the other cheek"
I know thats what I'm told to do
but that makes me feel week.

But If that cheek was turned to you
I'd let you slap me hard
You'd blame your sins on what I did
and play the same old cards.

I know if I was Jesus
exactly how I'd act
but it's so hard to never sin
and never hit you back


The author's comments:
I wrote this because I try to be a religious person and I know you are supposed to ask "what would Jesus do" when faced with tough decisions, but it's very difficult as a lot of people probably know.

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Ellea SILVER said...
on Oct. 30 2016 at 8:57 pm
Ellea SILVER, Touchet, Washington
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This is like the hardest part of being a Christian.

on Jun. 19 2015 at 10:18 am
SydneyHaulenbeek BRONZE, Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
When you write, it doesn't matter the order you say your words in. You can change that later. It only the words matter, and the way you say them.

That was AMAZING! In most magazines there are very few articles about faith but i really like this... can i print it out and stick it on my wall?

RealRiter GOLD said...
on Feb. 24 2015 at 3:10 pm
RealRiter GOLD, Astoria, Oregon
10 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I did not fail 101 times, but I simply found 101 ways that did not work." -Thomas Edison

Yes, exactly. Like Michea said, we all face this conflict. Tempation is da word. With Jesus` help, we can all overcome it and not "hit back" in a sense.

on Jan. 23 2014 at 2:33 pm
micshea99 PLATINUM, Matthews, North Carolina
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I love this! It really shows the inner conflict that we all face. 

Spirit Eyes said...
on Aug. 7 2013 at 1:47 am
Not necessarily. There are certain things in the books of Moses that Jesus is described as going against. He does not worry about the fact that work on the Sabath is suposedly evil. He told the pharisies that it matters what you say more than what you eat (against Kosher).

on Feb. 6 2013 at 3:54 pm
Mr.packerbear12 SILVER, Minnesota Lake, Minnesota
5 articles 0 photos 105 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Judge lest not you be judged"

"Take the plank out of your own eye before the speck out of your brother's"

"live each day as if it's your last"

"God doesn't give you what you can handle, He helps you handle what you are given"

well what would Jesus/Yeshua do he would follow the first five books of the bible/Torah. and he would keep the feasts of G-d/ YHWH. very well written poem though:)

Bunny Boy said...
on May. 8 2012 at 12:54 pm
I think you did a great job in your poem. I loved your idiom about turning your cheek. Also I liked when you then made turning your cheek literal.

on Apr. 23 2012 at 7:13 pm
Shahiro PLATINUM, Johnston, Iowa
20 articles 2 photos 262 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Soon we must all choose between what is right and what is easy." - Dumbledore (Goblet of Fire)

I know how that feels, and believe me I've been there. I know what Jesus would do too. But as I've realized it doesn't get better to fight sin with sin. Ooooooooooo! Ive got my own wise saying unless I heard that somewhere and just remembered it. That would stink. Great poem by the way. I can really tell your perspective on the subject. No one said it would be easy to do what He does. Ps. Please check out my work! 'd really love for u to.

on Feb. 13 2012 at 12:31 pm
LivingforGodsince2003, BRONZE, Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee
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I loved this

on Dec. 6 2011 at 10:17 pm
esnow824 BRONZE, Burbank, California
4 articles 4 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Go fall down a hole."
"No! See, that's not nice. The nice way to do it is to say 'Go take a long walk off a short pier."
"GO TAKE A REALLLLLYYY LONG WALK OFF OF A TINYYY PIER!"

This was really good. And that's coming from someone that's Jewish. :)

on Nov. 14 2011 at 7:47 pm
Helena_Noel BRONZE, Burnt Hills, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day; I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way: The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear, fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear.” -Edgar Guest

I know right? sometimes I go from being radically in love with God to wondering if im even worthy to be called a chritsian. At other times I just don't care, and my faith is merely intellectuall and lacks all desire for action in either prayer or service, and there are certainly times when my faith in God has no love. A friend reminded me that a relationship with God was like a fireman's pole, you either shimmy up like a mad man or you slide slowly back down, you can't stay still long, no matter how hard you try. That scares me sometimes.

on Oct. 23 2011 at 5:42 pm
Seelix PLATINUM, Chandler, Arizona
20 articles 3 photos 72 comments
Great poem! It shows the struggle of knowing what is right verses doing so, something many of us face all the time. You captured a lot in just a few stanzas =)

on Oct. 23 2011 at 5:40 pm
Seelix PLATINUM, Chandler, Arizona
20 articles 3 photos 72 comments
Acctually belivers are different from non-Christains- 1 Peter 1:9 "But you are not like that, you  are a chosen people. For you are holy priests, a holy nation, God's very own possessions. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for He called you out of the darkness by His wonderful light." My friend, we are supposed to live in the world, but not be a part of it. God wants us to be holy. By no means should we be judgmental (Paul said out of all sinners he was the worst, if that isn't humility for you...) But we should realize that God has given us an extraordinary gift- one that calls for us to lead extraordinary lives, that aren't the same as those around us. =)

on Oct. 23 2011 at 9:29 am
JamesODalaigh BRONZE, Bandon, Other
4 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better -Samuel Beckett.
Don't be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value -Arthur Miller.

i really know what you mean, what you're saying speaks volumes to me. Keep up the great work. Dia leat (God be with you).

on Aug. 18 2011 at 9:14 am
Jessi_suarez1 GOLD, Kissimmee, Florida
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our kind? what do you mean by that? hey i am a christian too but i dont think were any different then other "non"-christians. we are ALL equeal. and we really shouldnt feel sorry for ourselves about the struggles we go through, at least we know we have a Gpd to turn to. others dont. we should feel sorry for them. so just wanted to point that out. sorry but hey good poem btw!

on Jun. 13 2011 at 10:39 pm
Karles_Ivy PLATINUM, Sunnyside, Washington
23 articles 0 photos 62 comments

Favorite Quote:
Sometimes the bully isn’t the captain of the cheerleaders or the girl who for some reason has it out for only you; sometimes the worst bully of them all is you.- Karles_Ivy

thats so true. In jesus' shoes you know what is right and what is wrong, yet its hard to have the will power to be God's perfect angel, to never do anything wrong. I love this poem and I can't wait until I hear more from you

on Mar. 17 2011 at 8:47 am
Dominicano_Loco PLATINUM, Spotsylvania, Virginia
40 articles 0 photos 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Live and learn, and when ya fall, Stand Strong and come back!"/"I'm goin to regrett this 1 tomorrow."

the struggle christians face on a day to day basis are laid out for the world to see in this poem. People are so quick to point out the faults and sins of our kind, but they dont pause to think. if they did, they'd realize that life can be just as challenging as anyone elses. But, the difference, is how we handle it. Well done. :)

croww said...
on Feb. 26 2011 at 2:13 pm
wow, this truly is beautiful, i loved it, i can totally feel the emotion

on Sep. 27 2010 at 8:59 pm
taylor.nichole SILVER, Bakersfield, California
9 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
I restore myself when I'm alone -Maralin Monroe
iv'e always been misrepresented. You know, I could dress in a clown costume and laugh with the happy people but they'd still say i'm a dark personality. - Tim Burton

aaamen! totaly agreed

on Jun. 26 2010 at 10:51 pm
ShenelleCrystal SILVER, M, New York
7 articles 0 photos 186 comments

Favorite Quote:
Laugh your heart out dance in the rain cherish the memories ignore the pain love + learn forget and forgive because remember you only have [one life to live] ♥

this is so true , I can so relate !

keep up the work , please come and check out my writing :) I would appreciate that



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