One Man

Few people would deny that the man Jesus existed. Unfortunately, his simple law, the Golden Rule, has been buried under the weight of mankind's ills. The rule is as true today as it ever was and is one that is the foundation of all great religions. Whether or not you believe in God, the rule still stands true. This rule has always been a source of wisdom for my decisions and I believe for most good people. It is obvious that the Golden Rule would exist with or without the existence of Jesus. During this time try to let the Golden Rule guide your life whether or not you believe in God. If we can do this I'm sure God would be fully satisfied with that. And if God does not exist then we will still benefit by it.

Here is One Solitary Life.  Written by Dr. James Allan Francis in 1925.

He was born in an obscure village,
The child of a peasant woman.
He grew up in another obscure village
Where he worked in a carpenter shop
Until He was 30.

He never wrote a book.
He never held an office.
He never went to college.
He never visited a big city.

He never traveled more than 200 miles
From the place where He was born.
He did none of the things
Usually associated with greatness.
He had no credentials but Himself.

He was only 33
When He died.
His friends ran away.
One of them denied Him.

He was turned over to His enemies
And went through the mockery of a trial.
He was nailed to a cross between two thieves.
While dying, His executioners gambled for His clothing,
The only property He had on earth.

When He was dead,
He was laid in a borrowed grave
Through the pity of a friend.

Twenty centuries have come and gone
And today Jesus is the central figure of the human race
And the leader of mankind's progress.

All the armies that have ever marched,
All the navies that have ever sailed,
All the parliaments that have ever sat,
All the kings that ever reigned put together
Have not affected the life of mankind on earth
As powerfully as that One Solitary Life.
Uploaded 12/24/2010
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