Isn’t this Worth Considering?
About 2,000 years ago, a man was born to parents who were peasants in a tiny land smaller than Tasmania, Australia. He never received any formal education or travelled outside of this country except once when, as a baby, he was taken to Egypt to escape from those who wished to kill him.
His early years were spent working as a carpenter in His father’s workshop. He possessed neither wealth nor influence among the leaders of his generation.
Most of what we know about this man covers just a few weeks of his life. Those who have chosen to write about him spend most of their time dealing with the way he died.
He died the cruel death of a common criminal, while being despised by the mob watching and forsaken by his friends.
History consistently demonstrates all knowledge and memory of his life should have perished with the generation of that time.
However, history has shown quite the opposite.
While it is true many of his followers have frequently represented him and his teachings poorly, where his teachings are faithfully followed, the world becomes a better place in which to live. For example, he brought to our notice the golden rule regarding how to live:
“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” (see Matthew 7:12)