JesusWe are all born for the purpose of living, yet Jesus was born for the express purpose of dying. Fortunately for us, he lived long enough to give us the messages we need to enable us to obtain eternal life.

He gathered around Him a mixed bag of ordinary people, some were just simple fishermen, with whom He started His Church and who, with God’s continuing help, spread the message of the Gospel to all Nations.

He rebelled against the restrictive practices of the Jewish law and made Himself unpopular with the ruling classes because of this.

He spoke of loving one another as equals and of the need for us to pray and perform sacrifices in our life.

He spoke of His kingdom which was not of this world and of a Father in heaven who loves us all.

He used simple stories to help us understand His messages and shied away from popularity. Yet, He was seen as a threat by the High Priests and His simple life was terminated at the age of 33.

If we search the world for a meaning to life we will only find it if we find the cross. For Jesus came that we should have life and He died to ensure our life in this world extended into eternity.

Peter Mack

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