She saw that the brothers and sisters at our church would give up great jobs that paid well and live a very modest life for a better marriage. That is totally different from the dominant view of marriage in our city.
If I believed in Christianity, I would be totally a disciple of God. I would obey what God tells me to do, and from this perspective I think I would have better relationships with others. In the long term, it would give me some surprises.
Recently, as I have grown older, I’ve realized everyone has his or her own problems. They don’t show it; they bury it in the bottom of their heart. That is why we should show more kindness and more generosity to other people.
Therefore our Chinese culture is about self-redemption; not for the religious people, but also for the atheists. Religious people do so through their good behavior; atheists seek security through wealth, power, and high-paying jobs.