I think that if all the gods of all the religions were absolutely real, and they had to run campaigns against each other like a presidential election, I would vote for Jesus, whether or not I was a Christian. Why? Because as far as I know, He’s the only god to have ever held a regular day job. It’s like how presidential hopefuls want to distance themselves from being thought of as career politicians, and instead emphasize the jobs they had before campaigning. Many religions believe in a god or gods that have interacted with human beings, some of whom have taken human form. But all of those – Hercules and Thor come first to mind – spent their time doing interesting stuff. Jesus, instead, spent 15 years working a manual labor job while paying taxes and dealing with His family. All the amazing stuff came after.
This thought will be continued in next week’s post.
Luke 3:23; Mark 6:2-3; Hebrews 2:17-18; John 1:14a