Monday, December 22, 2008

One Solitary Life

Born in an obscure village, He was the child of a peasant woman.

He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty years old

and then for three years He travelled around the country stopping long enough to talk and listen to people and help where He could.

He never wrote a book.

He never had a hit record.

He never went to college.

He never ran for public office.

He never had a family or owned a house.

He never did any of the things that usually accompany greatness.

He had no credentials on Himself,

... But when He was only 33 years old the tide of public opinion turned against Him and His friends all rejected Him.

When He was arrested, very few wanted anything to do with Him. After the trial, He was executed by the State along with admitted thieves.

Only because a generous friend offered his own cemetary plot was there any place to bury Him.

This all happened nineteen centuries ago ... and yet today,

HE is the leading figure of the human race



All the Armies that have ever marched,
All the Navies that have ever set sail,
All the Rulers that have ever ruled,
All the kings that have ever lived on this earth ...


have not affected the life of man on this earth like this


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