2225Re: "The Narrow and Wide Paths" by Joseph Y. Lee
- Nov 13, 2008Harry:
I have removed Joseph from the list. We had this same problem in the
In Christ's service,
Institute for Religious Research
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Harry McFarland"
> Mr. Lee:
> With all due respect and admiration for your salvation, I find it
> annoying that you continue to post lengthy articles on the samesubject on
> several mailing lists; you've been doing for it for years. I'mconsidering
> adding your email address to my spam list, however that means thatany reply
> that includes your email address will also go into my spamfolders. Please
> stop cross-posting.Holiday
> Thank you,
> On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 3:59 PM, <josephylee@...> wrote:
> > The Narrow and Wide Paths
> > Matthew 7:13-14
> > Hello, I am Joseph Yosuk Lee. In 1994, I graduated
> > from the University of California at Berkeley as a
> > physics and applied math major. In 1997, I also
> > graduated from UCI in the materials science and
> > engineering department with a Master's degree while
> > I got another Master's degree in the electrical
> > engineering department at the University of
> > Southern California. Now, I work at Samsung in
> > South Korea as a PCB engineer, and I play the piano
> > and violin.
> > I was very devastated when I was an undergraduate at
> > Berkeley. I realized that I was not as intelligent
> > as I thought, and I had a lot of pride. I was one
> > of the top students at high school. At college, I
> > was average. While I was struggling with a B average,
> > my electrical engineer friend Tony made a 97% on the
> > midterm. I, myself, received a 70% average on that
> > same exam, and even my professor made a mistake in
> > his own midterm. My professor is an intelligent man
> > when he is a physics professor at Cal-Berkeley.
> > Despite this, I felt that Tony could easily surpass
> > him, although Tony was an electrical engineer and
> > computer science major. While I did not have the
> > faintest clue how to solve any of my 7 physics
> > problems, he could easily solve all of the problems
> > in the textbook spending only three hours per chapter.
> > I was very hurt, as well as humbled. I thought that
> > my greatest friends were my GPA, test scores, and
> > professors' recommendations until I met Jesus Christ.
> > Jesus Christ became my best friend and He loved me
> > so much that He gave His life for me.
> > You are My friends if you do what I [Jesus] command.
> > I no longer call you servants, because a servant does
> > not know his master's business. Instead, I have
> > called you friends, for everything that I have
> > learned from My Father I have made known to you.
> > John 15:14-15
> > There are many stories of mothers dying while giving
> > birth to their children. There are also many stories
> > of men dying for their comrades in a war by throwing
> > their bodies on top of a grenade. However, Jesus died
> > for sinners like myself, for strangers like myself,
> > and for the rest of us, who are chosen. He did it
> > because He loves all of us as His friends. Grades
> > and academics cannot love you nor I. Only the Lord
> > can do that. I depended so much on my happiness on
> > school that I became miserable when I was not doing
> > well. At Berkeley, I was alone and did not have many
> > friends. I used to believe that school was far more
> > important than family, friends, people, and my own
> > life. I almost wanted to use some illegal drugs so
> > that I could enhance my school performance. When I
> > was at the bottom of my life, I finally accepted
> > Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior during a church
> > retreat at the mountains of Santa Cruz. I gave my
> > testimony about my bitter life telling every brother
> > in a circle that I study a lot and that my parents
> > were disappointed in me when I did not make it to
> > MIT or Harvard. After we left the circle, I talked
> > to my pastor outside in the dark and cried on his
> > shoulders during one Saturday night on October 20,
> > 1990, and he comforted me.
> > After I accepted Jesus Christ, I finally gave up my
> > pride. I really wanted to share my faith with Tony
> > and I realized that it was too late. Tony killed
> > himself by jumping off the Holiday Inn Hotel at
> > Emeryville, California. To this day, I do not know
> > why he did it. All I know is that if I had not
> > accepted Christ, I would have taken my own life.
> > Tony and I took two different paths in our lives.
> > God helped me choose the narrow path while Tony
> > chose the wide and easy path.
> > "Enter the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and
> > broad is the way that leads to destruction, and
> > there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is
> > the gate and difficult is the way which leads to
> > life, and there are few who find it." Matthew
> > 7:13-14 (NKJV)
> > So I hated life, because the work that is done under
> > the sun was grievous to me. All of it is meaningless,
> > a chasing after the wind. Ecclesiastes 2:17
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> > Website - http://www.josephylee.org
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