By Donald V. Watkins
©Copyrighted and Published on April 20, 2019
On Easter Sunday, we will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Lord. Please read his obituary. It is the most important one in the history of mankind.
People around the world know Jesus's name and revere his life's story.
Do you see a piece of yourself in how Jesus lived his life?
If Jesus were here today, how would Christians in the United States and around the world treat him?
I ask these simple questions because Jesus stood for everything that many of today’s political officials, religious leaders and Christians do not. Here are some examples:
Jesus was an outside agitator who led an underground liberation movement. He was homeless most of his life. He was also anti-materialistic.
Jesus loved people -- all people. His love was unconditional.
Jesus welcomed outsiders and foreigners. He favored the poor and afflicted over the rich. He did not “hate” on those who refused to follow his teachings.
Jesus also encouraged help for the sick and elderly. He practiced medicine without a license and healed the sick on the Sabbath.
Jesus distributed food without a permit. He made wine without a license.
Jesus paraded on public streets without a permit. He held numerous illegal gatherings.
Whenever children sat on Jesus’s lap, he was not molesting them. Instead, Jesus protected children and taught them in the way of the Lord.
Jesus aided and abetted known prostitutes. And, he sent revolutionaries out into the world to spread his word.
Jesus treated the “least of these” with the utmost respect.
Finally, Jesus denounced violence, even when it involved his own crucifixion. He asked God to forgive those who killed him.
Who among us today promotes, protects, and advances these Christian values?
PHOTO: The obituary of Jesus Christ