The Dynamic Presence Of Jesus
He was concieved and born contrary to all biological law.
He grew up to be a very bothersome man.
He told the truth and it cost Him His life.
He could have avoided assassination by going fishing in Galilee for the weekend.
He was often seen talking and laughing after His death.
He remains forever a question mark with which people are never quite finished.
Non believers forever worry lest they might be wrong.
The Church He founded is discussed daily on the first pages of the major newspapers of the world.
What might He have accomplished had He lived to 50?
As a babe He terrified a king. As a youngster he puzzled scholars. As a man He intimidated a Roman governor.
He was constantly in hot water. He did not seem to mind. He felt it would keep Him clean.
He had no training in psychiatry yet He cured more minds and spirits than anyone else in history.
Alexander, Caesar and Napoleon established mighty empires by force. He began His with love and service. Theirs have disappeared. His remains.
Statesmen have legislated on their turn. Artists and philosophers have reigned for a short period. Some have said they were more popular than He. But their names are written in the sand. His is spoken with frequency by two billion followers.
He calls us to liturgy both to remember Him and to worship Him.
The first food consumed on the moon was bread and wine ------ consumed in His name.
Those who discover they cannot believe in Him live with sorrow. Those who believe but lack the courage to resemble Him survive with regret.
Though centuries separate us from Him, He is more vital than we. We will not even be memories in the next generation, but He will flourish.
He no longer stands in the dock. He has nothing to prove. He has survived the test of time. It is we who are on trial in our reaction to Him.
Unlike countless people who impacted society by jumping in front of it and going with the flow, He got in front of the parade to take it in the opposite direction.
He presides over the world like a colossus.
After almost a century in USSR Gulags. He walks openly in Moscow, Kiev and St.Peterburg no one seems surprised.
Millions utter His name upon rising. Other millions shout it throughtout the day in anger or pain. For still other millions, it is the last name they whisper before they die and the first they expect to speak when they awaken in His presence.
Robert Griffins says He is the hero you could never invent.
Angels rush to Him, devils flee from Him.
He not only pushed the envelope, He broke through it.
In a poor man's apparel, He pursues us always.
He is the 'long-delayed', but 'always-expected' something we live for.
He changed B.C into A.D
He has no interest in people theorizing about Him but rather reproducing Him in their lives.
In His lifetime ----- He had no equal. It is the same even today.
It is not He who needs us. It is we who need Him.
---- Unhappily few of the lines above are original. The majority belong to those writers known as 'Author Unknow'