Friday, June 09, 2006

Some more stories for my revised version of Dadi Nani ki Kahaani

Jesus’ Teachings

Dear Children,
Jesus was born a Jew.
For the first years of his life, Jesus lived a typical Jewish life.
When he was 12 years old, he went to the synagogue and surprised everyone with his wisdom about Mosaic Law with priests and rabbis!
After the age of 30 Jesus started to speak publicly about what he believed in, and knew to be true!
Jesus said:
'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.' And 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you…"Whatever you want others to do for you, do so for them… love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward in heaven will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High…

His main message was that one must love one another and that God loves you and is easy to reach. The Kingdom of God is within us! All we need to do is ask (with faith) and we shall receive!
Jesus fame grew!
Jesus believed that God could be reached by prayer and love. Once Jesus got very annoyed with money lenders in the temple which had been turned to a marketplace. Jesus angily asked why they had turned the house of God into a den of thieves?
The Religious leaders were unhappy with what Jesus taught and asked the Roman Government to kill him.
Jesus had not broken any Roman law so the Romans were reluctant to take such a drastic step. The religious leader however persuaded Pilate a Roman governor to approve the nailing of Jesus on the cross!
Jesus was tortured and humiliated and he finally died on the cross…but wonder of wonders! He rose from the dead 3 days later. After 40 days, according to witnesses, Jesus ascended which means that he left the earth alive, by rising up into the sky.
Because of these miraculous happenings many people started to believe in Jesus and his teachings. The religious leaders tried to kill Jesus followers. They managed to kill those who followed Jesus, but were unable to defeat truth because the truth always triumphs.
Today many people across the world love Jesus and call themselves Christians.
With love,
Dadi Ma Nani Ma

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