“I’m Young, I’m Lucky” by Lauryn Smith du Toit

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A simple white robe. Wavy brown hair. A stoic yet kind facial expression. These are the characteristics I and my few classmates at parochial school grew accustomed to. Jesus as 1) a man who 2) calms seas and walks on water and 3) is symbolized as a shepherd taking care of His sheep. From kindergarten through eighth grade, I was surrounded by teachers whose lessons promoted keeping Jesus in mind. Remember WWJD bracelets? I accumulated my fair share of those.

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