Johnny // Valet @ EAT in Los Angeles // 04.30.08
"I prefer to read en espanol because it's easier and I feel more connected to the words. This book is about how to preach the word of God. It is about life and how to live the word of God. Not only do I agree with the readings but I actually practice what God teaches in the New Testament. I read a lot of religious books...mainly the Bible everyday. I was raised Catholic in Ecuador but did not appreciate the hypocrisy. Some people will worship the Lady of Guadalupe, others will look up to Our Lady of Fatima...God did not intend for idolatry. Now I am a devout Christian...for over 10 years.
I was a bad man. I used to do bad things. I sinned. I drank a lot. I danced at clubs a lot. I met a lot of women...then one day I read the Proverbs in the Bible and it hit me. I had to change my life. I had to be a better man. I haven't had a drink in years. I haven't gone to clubs or bars. I don't need all of that to be happy anymore. I have been cleansing myself spiritually, loving my body, and I want to be a preacher one day.
I teach a youth group at my church of people ranging from the ages of 17 to 28. I have been doing it for a few years now, every Sunday. But I admit that I am not perfect. It took me 8 years to heal myself before I could teach others. People need to realize that they need to work on themselves first, change themselves, practice God's way before preaching God's way. You can't tell someone to not lie if you yourself lie. You can't tell someone to not steal if you yourself steal."
Reading: Discursos A Mis Estudiantes by C.H. Spurgeon