Here's Mauricio Lafuente with his essay for KUHF's This I Believe.
"I believe in having a faith.
I have grown up having a faith my entire life.Î¾ Having a faith has shaped me into the person I believe I am today.Î¾ It's helped me gain compassion, forgiveness, and trust in others and I believe it's these key values that are necessary for society to develop.
The compassion I've developed shows that I am able to care for those who need help.Î¾ I will make an effort to go out of my way and help some one with simple tasks...for example, help them when they've misplaced a personal belonging or if a friend needs help rearranging furniture.Î¾ This is one simple way I can show someone I care about them and I know it means something to them.Î¾ Hopefully it will inspire them to go out of their way to help another person whenever a chance may occur.Î¾
I've learned to forgive others when they do something inappropriate to me or to others.Î¾ I believe this skill is the most difficult to learn.Î¾ It requires humility and patience.Î¾ I have been insulted or made fun of many times, but I have been able to control my actions and just walk away.Î¾ If I were to attack or scold them, the situation would be much worse.Î¾ In being the bigger man, I prevent the chance of that to occur.Î¾ I want others to know that I will not take advantage of them and they can depend on me with important matters.
I believe having a faith has helped me strengthen my morals and has shaped me into the person I am now.Î¾ This I believe."