One Solitary Life That Affected Mankind
IN DEFERENCE TO THE LENTEN WEEK WHICH CHRISTENDOM IS OBSERVING WE WILL CAST ASIDE OUR USUAL COMMENTARY COLUMN. IN LIEU THEREOF PLEASE LET ME SHARE WITH YOU THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE COLUMN OF JESUS BIGORNIA OF BULLETIN TODAY YEARS BACK WHICH WAS REPORTEDLY SENT TO HIM BY THEN ASSEMBLYMAN OSCAR SANTOS OF QUEZON AND WE.
“He was born in an obscure village, the son of a peasant woman. He grew up in still another obscure village where he worked in a carpenter’s shop until he was thirty. Then for three years he was an itinerant preacher. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family or owned a house. He did not go to college. He never visited a big city. He never travelled two hundred miles from the place of his birth. He did not of the things one usually associates with greatness.
“He had no credentials but himself. He was only thirty-three when the tide of public opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. He was turned over to his enemies, and went through a mockery of a trial. He was nailed to a cross between two thieves. While he was 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.
“Nineteen centuries have come and gone, and today he is the central figure of the human race and the leader of mankind’s progress.
“And all the armies that ever marched, all the navies that ever sailed, all the parliaments that ever sat, all the the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man on this earth as that one solitary life.”
THE LIFE YOU ARE LIVING NOW IS HIS LIFE.
Belated birthday greetings to Rev. Fr. Glen Ruiz who celebrated his birthday anniversary last Friday March 26, 2021. He is presently the Parish Priest of the Parish of Camaligan. He is also the incumbent Pastoral Adviser of the Fourth Degree Assembly Mons. Barlin Assembly 77995.
QUOTATION OF THE WEEK:
THIS IS MY SIMPLE RELIGION. THERE IS NO NEED FOR EXAMPLES, NO NEED FOR COMPLICATED PHILOSOPHY. OUR OWN BRAIN, OUR OWN HEART IS OUR TEMPLE. THE PHILOSOPHY IS KINDNESS.
FOR OUR WORD OF LIFE:
“ I CAME THAT YOU MAY HAVE LIFE, AND HAVE IT TO THE FULL”