Who is Jesus? A question that facinates me. Born helpless in a manger, never picked arms, had only twelve uneducated men, died at age 31 after three and half years of intensive work, his followers persecuted and killed. His word burnt and adulterated, yet He still stands as a man of all TIME. He has facinated kings and rulers, scholars and skeptics alike. The more men try to stop Him, the more He conquers. Men who found Him as a liar were found liars. The Pharisees couldn’t stop Him, Pilate feared, Nero failed, the tricks of Constantine failed, Voltaire failed. Who is this man called Jesus? I know this is the question that Socrates would have asked today.
He said, “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” (Mathew 16: 18) If death cannot overcome His kingdom, then what else?
People who didn’t know him called him a magician who used the power of Beelzebub in healing. Because you too don’t know Him you call Him a scammer. But He is so sincere, kind and gentle to the poor and helpless than world politicians and capitalists. He chose a cross other than world riches. He laid down His life for His friends. He forgave His enemies. He offered the UN an excellent path of peace, “If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic.” (Luke 6:29) Retaliation and vengeance is the prolongation of war and strife.
He called all men brothers and sisters leading the way of Human Rights. He fed the hungry showing the way of righteousness. Men tried to frame Him as a rebel but earned Him popularity. Some say His followers are weak minded, but they themselves get scared about Him. [to be continued…]