Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Life of Jesus Then and Now

Has there ever been a better life lived than the life lived by Jesus? Has any greater
demonstration of giving been offered? Has any greater teaching been heard? Is there another story of forgiveness that comes close to his forgiveness?
Who on our planet today even comes close to Jesus?

If every person took seriously the entire story of Jesus during one year could they dismiss him as irrelevant? Could they easily move on to someone better for next year's study?

Would living all of Jesus' commands reveal that they still fit in every human situation today as they did when he first taught? Is loving better ever irrelevant?

Would seeing his commands lived inspire the kind of behavior we
long to see in our neighbor and in ourselves?
Is his call to love our enemies still revolutionary now as it was then? Do his words still move us to be more human, more loving?

Does anyone today offer anything more than Jesus? Some say Christianity has had its day and it belongs to the past. Can the same be said of Jesus?

Jesus is the humanity and divinity we all hope exists. Believing in him is affirming humanity and divinity do exist.

Living Jesus now is inviting others to meet humanity and divinity with us today.

There is no better life than Jesus' life lived right now in every believer. Jesus' life is still here.

Every disciple is so close to Jesus they can still live His life right now. Live the Jesus from back then right now.

"Christ in you the hope of glory."
"For to me to live is Christ."
"It is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me"
"Christ is all and is in all."
Bud McCord
Abide International

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