By Joseph Y. Lee
To the Brothers and Sisters who are faithful in Christ
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord
Many brothers had disappointed me when I was a graduate
student in Irvine. Even though I never used illegal
drugs, never went to a nude bar, never smoked, never got
drunk, never murdered, never fornicated, and never joined
a violent gang, many of my Christian friends in Irvine
treated me as if I had done all of these sins. I knew I
was no different from those sinners, who did all of those
sins. Despite my honesty, I was ostracized and often felt
not welcomed by other believers. I believed that I was
ostracized when I struggled with loneliness and anger.
I was extremely sad and alone.
Despite my sadness and loneliness, I also knew that Jesus
never used illegal drugs, never went to a nude bar, never
smoked, never got drunk, never murdered, never fornicated,
and never joined a violent gang, and yet we crucified Him
on the cross. He did not deserve to be crucified on the
cross. When I realized this, I realized how big the cross
Thank you for your prayers.
Grace be with all those who incorruptibly love our Lord
Following the will of God,
Joseph Yosuk Lee