(this was supposed to post Thursday, April 5. sorry for the delay.)
How do you measure what makes a man great?
Is it his power, wealth, physical abilities, intelligence, contribution to society?
There are miles and miles of history books filled with stories of great people.
One historian, H. G. Wells said a man’s greatness can be measured by “what he leaves to grow and whether he started others to think along fresh lines with a vigor that persisted after him.” Wells was not a Christian but he acknowledged, “By this test Jesus stands first.”
Jesus did not just teach the importance of showing love, he demonstrated by his own life. “Just as I have loved you, you also love one another.” (John 13:34)
He also said that the way to salvation is open to “everyone exercising faith in him.” (John 3:16)
People of all different backgrounds are curious about Jesus and have varying opinions of who he really was. This article (starting on page 4) takes questions about him into consideration. (the link is a PDF file)
- Was Jesus really a historical person?
- Is Jesus actually God?
- Was Jesus just a good man?
- Was Jesus the promised Messiah?
- Can we really believe that Jesus was resurrected from the dead?
- Do the answers to these questions really matter?
I enjoyed it and I hope you do too.
Today is the annual commemoration of the death of Jesus Christ. It is a special event observed by congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses worldwide.
The Witnesses consider this occasion, known as the Lord’s Evening Meal or the Lord’s Supper, to be the most important event of the year. The ceremonial observance conforms to the description in the Gospel accounts of a special meal instituted by Jesus Christ that would become the model for memorializing his death annually. Last year, 19,374,737 people attended in 236 countries.
There are 114 million people that live here in Mexico. Last year, 2 million of them attended this special event. The Kingdom Hall we go to has 2 Spanish congregations and 1 English. The 2 Spanish congregations have a combined number of 185 witnesses. They had over 600 at their Memorial!
Here is how our day went…
PS- Finding flowers to make arrangements with here in Mexico was NOT as easy as one might think. But I think the end result came out quite nicely. We made 2 arrangements and a single vase. (note: all these flowers cost less than $20 -pretty cool)
And here are our annual family photos taken while we are all “spiffed up.”
We had a friend attend with her 4 small children -Vanessa, Carlito, Tonio & Baby Melanie. It was the little kiddos very first time in a Kingdom Hall.