_ For weeks after reading Charles Sheldon's  In His Steps, I had the pledge, their question, stuck in my mind. What Would Jesus Do? At the time, I was trying to figure out if I should continue working as a loans officer at a company that seemed to attract the most unscrupulous of people.

 

Would Jesus ignore the fact that I probably just enabled someone to do something bad? On the other hand, would my actions be justified based on the number of good people that I have helped? Should I stay and risk working with people that might ruin my reputation? After all, the pay is great. What would Jesus do?

 

Then it was not only about my job. I placed the question to my family and things that we did. What I learned from this book became my motto in my daily life (at least for the next couple of weeks).

 

The aim of Rev. Henry Maxwell, pastor of the Nazarene Baptist church wanted his church members to take a pledge before God and each other. He actively encouraged them to ask themselves before starting any tasks or making any decisions, "What would Jesus do?" Many people in the church thought he was expecting too much and interpreting the Bible wrongly.

 

Then there were the church members who accepted the challenge and transformed their lives and the lives of those around them. Their businesses, relationships, and families changed for the better. Neighboring communities saw something different in them and were so moved by what they learned that they took the pledge.

 

What would Jesus do?

We hear the question all the time, but have you ever thought about what it meant? Have you ever thought about what would happen in your life if you should take the pledge like the people of the Nazarene Baptist Church?

 


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