Jesus Christ in the Bible is the Messiah of God, His messenger, His earthly vessel that was sent down to learn and understand the pain of guilt and sin. The Messiah was a carpenter on this Earth, a common man with uncommon feeling. Christianity is founded on this very principle, that God has heart, that God was willing to sacrifice the Messiah, his one and only son, for our sins, but are we not all God’s children? It’s ironic that Jesus was a carpenter, building his message from the frame up, starting with a foundation of faith, erecting his temple one wall at a time. If we were created and there is a God and God is creation, then we’re all God’s children. Simple reason must come to this conclusion, so what then is the story of The Messiah, what is the allegory that is named Jesus, the man doomed to be the son of God?
The Messiah is the pontific justification of man’s inability to turn the other cheek. Jesus is a saint, a man that was not a man at all. He was the son of God, capable of miracles and most importantly capable of feeling on such a deep level that he would suffer for our sins. This is what the Bible says in a nutshell. That being the case, he wasn’t human. No man can feed the masses with one loaf of bread, no man can heal lepers with a touch, and no man can truly perform miracles, or can they?
The fact is that the story of Jesus, Christian or not, should teach us one thing. We all have within us the ability to show compassion. Miracles are simply acts of kindness and thoughtfulness during the worst of times. The ability to help someone despairing when you are desperate, the ability to share money when you are broke, the ability to suffer so that others may prosper, these are all miracles. The ability, as witnessed on September 11th in the United States, for some to willingly die so that others may live, the ability for one man to be battered so that we are all forgiven. These things are Holy. Doctors cure diseases, scientists find ways to feed the poor, these things also are Holy, and they are performed by humans. These ideals are Holy. Jesus is an ideal. The Messiah is an ideal. In fact these ideals, The Messiah, Jesus, the Bible, the Koran, philosophy, doctors, humanitarians, they all exist to show the world a way which it has thus far has refused to take. These ideals were created to show us that by simply forgiving ourselves for making mistakes, we can grow to be better people, we can grow to become compassionate, caring, and therefore can help others and in turn help ourselves. I don’t need to go to church to discover this, or even say prayers if I don’t understand the word, I only need to read the Bible to figure this out, and get up and try and help my fellow man. I just need understand Jesus, the Messiah of God, and the rest, like a tranquil dove floating in the clouds, will lead me to freedom.
His message is clear, it has simply been obscured by time, helping someone else is a miracle that anyone can perform, you don’t need to be the son of God to figure that one out.