I believe that Jesus of Nazareth was the greatest Man who ever lived.
Paul of Tarsus, Mary of Bethany, John (the apostle), Lazarus, and Peter were also “great” individuals in my book.
However, if you interviewed the folks who met Jesus, Paul, Mary, John, and Lazarus at the time, you’d discover that relatively few of those folks recognized that they were in the presence of greatness.
This has always been the case, and it’s true today.
For the most part, people don’t recognize greatness when they are in arms reach of it.
And we take for granted those things that we do not recognize.
Unfortunately, Americans (even American Christians) measure greatness by external things like wealth. If wealth was the measure of greatness, then virtually everyone in Hollywood and the sports industry would be “great.” Not to mention drug lords, adult-film stars, and mafia bosses.[Continue Reading…]