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August 22, 2013
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Letter: Leader's message not always welcomed

Trials of a world leader

The young, dynamic brown man first appeared in public from apparent obscurity. He gained attention as he travelled the land and spoke of hope and change.

“Everyone is equal,” he said, as he crossed the country speaking his truth. Wherever he spoke, the crowds grew larger and larger. “We are one people,” he reminded them.

People of all types, ages, genders and cultures came from near and far to hear his message and cheer his name. He spoke of peace and change to end wars. He spoke of health care for all and food for the hungry. “Learn to love each other,” was his message.

And just as the crowds of his followers grew larger and larger, other smaller groups began to form and grumble among themselves. They began to mock his name and question his birthright. ”He’s not one of us,” they said. They began to slander his name and moved to block and obstruct his goals of social change.

Today, 2,000 years after his death, billions of folks worldwide still listen to his message of hope and follow in his path. His name was Jesus and he was born in Nazareth.

And yes, still today many folks deny his origin of birth and his message of hope and change.

Russell Zink


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