Sunday, March 04, 2007


: A form of silicosis caused by breathing in siliceous volcanic dust.

I just finished writing a six-page paper on Jesus Christ: The Master Mentore. Although I feel that it's a good paper and the flow and structure are sufficient I don't beleive the content is. I began realizing about half-way through paper that no matter what information or epiphany's I had I could never due the Son of Man justice with my words. Words are more powerful then we could ever describe because they have the ability to actually bring life into a situation. When Jesus came and spoke the hope of the Father and was as brash as He was about the true 'cost' of following Him I'm sure few realized that the very words He was speaking would resound in the hearts and minds of millions and millions throughout eternity. The impact Christ's words had on His followers and the multitudes who gathered often to see Him is unquestionably the greatest of any man in is some proof:

I know men and I tell you that Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between Him and every other person in the world there is no possible term of comparison. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creation of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded His empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him. –Napoleon

If that isn't convincing you perhaps this will do the trick:

A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic – on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg – or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God; or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.--C.S. Lewis

Well...for those of you still pondering here's some more to chew on:

How was it that, even in the common tasks of an ordinary life, Jesus drew the praise of heaven? At the core of His being, He only did those things which pleased the Father. In everything, He stayed true, heartbeat to heartbeat, with the Father's desires. Jesus lived for God alone; God was enough for Him. Thus, even in its simplicity and moment-to-moment faithfulness, Christ's life was an unending fragrance, a perfect offering of incomparable love to God. --Francis Frangipane

I'm done attempting to pursuay. If your not on-board then I'll have to get back to you later.

A legacy. I wouldn't mind leaving one of those? I'm beginning to realize that to truly influence anything or anyone something must be done that isn't merely different, but desirebly different. When people looked unto Christ some two-thousand years ago and saw Him healing the sick and blind and raising the dead they flocked to Him; they desired this. Granted, their were a plethora of people waring internally-against Christ and His methadology but it was definetly the minority.
My father was a vietnam-war-vet and our family spent every Memorial Day and Veterans Day at a memorial service to honor vets. As a young boy I always admired my father's desire to pay his honor to those who had fallen to the left and to the right of him in the bitter and trecherous jungles of Vietnam some forty-years ago. My father would dress neatly and sport proudly his purple heart medal. This medal, the purple heart is one that is only given to those soldiers who are injured on the battlefield. My father who passed away in June of two-thousand and one left his legacy upon the hearts of all those he came into contact with during his short-time here on earth. I know my father's legacy doesn't even compare to that of Christs' but the way he left his is quite similar to the way Christ left His.

Christ did not build an earhtly temple to exalt Himself; He didn't have to. The name of Christ is exalted even today, some two-thousand years later because He built His sanctuary within the hearts of those who believed in Him.

"Now set your heart and your soul to seek the LORD your God; arise, therefore, and build the sanctuary of the LORD God, so that you may bring the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the holy vessels of God into the house that is to be built for the name of the LORD." 1 Chronicles 22:19