you met the real Jesus.
Few know that Jesus was not born on or
anywhere near December 25;
--that, as a boy, Jesus learned a
profession; that He became the senior
member in a construction partnership;
that He owned at least one and probably
two homes of His own; that He paid
--that Jesus slept indoors most of His
life and frequently spent the night in
the homes of very wealthy people,
including Romans as well as religious
--that He was a personal friend of con
artists, soldiers, fishermen, cheats,
liars, thieves, crooked politicians,
religious leaders and prostitutes.
--that Jesus did not come to save
the world some two thousand years ago,
that He has not been trying to
save it since, and that He is not
trying to save it today.
--that Jesus did not die of a broken
heart; that He was not crucified on
“Good Friday”; that He was not
resurrected on “Easter Sunday”; that
neither Jesus nor His disciples ever
celebrated (or taught anyone to
celebrate) Christmas or Easter.
--that Jesus had to prove to doubting
disciples by incontrovertible evidence
that He had truly been resurrected.
--that Jesus Christ is alive today, is
planning to return to earth and has
actually begun His “countdown” from
If your own values are those of the
common person, the real Jesus may insult
you, shock you, please you, challenge
you, inspire you, surprise you, make you
wonder. But He will never bore you.