Mrs. Ariel Richvalsky
CP British Literature
17 March 2015 Legacy Essay I’ve been surrounded by Christians and Christian practices all my life. I was raised going to church every Sunday. All of the family that I was close to was Christloving. Its no surprise now that I’ve been in parochial school since I began senior high, yet none of those people, or these environments influenced my Christian walk more exceptionally than any other. Do not misunderstand me; they all had some type of impact, however, the one person that affected my Christian journey more than all else was and still is my father. His life has been an example of a man I don’t want to be; an unsaved, non Godfearing man.
My dad, like me, was raised up in a church. In fact, his mother and father were both pastors. He was forced to attend church up until he moved out of his grandmother’s home, who raised him. In spite of being surrounded by Christianity, my father made a distinct choice in his mind that there could not be a God that controls all things, including himself. When he sees things in the Earth that do not make sense to him, he reassures himself that there cannot be a supernatural chief to the universe. To this day, he exhibits his unfaithfulness in basically all that he does.
My father openly displays his disbelief in Christianity, which has a direct impression on my family and I. His actions show just how much he thinks of eternal consequence. He curses around the house, smokes throughout the house, and is on the verge of becoming an
alcoholic with how frequently he drinks. Yet, since my dad sees no spiritual afterlife or repercussions for sinning here on Earth (if he even believes in sin). He may not recognize the error in his conduct, but as I stated, it has a direct effect on me.
If you look at the situation from my perspective, the impact my father has on me is a positive. I see him as the man I don’t want to be when I mature. His immaturity