Jesus Is Greater Than We Think

Source: A Good Will reflection taken from the book “Jesus, a Dor e a origem de Sua Autoridade” [Jesus, the Pain and Origin of His Authority], from November 2014.
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Alziro Zarur

I often say that the Heavenly Father disapproves of any manifestation of hatred in His Holy Name. Unfortunately, we have sometimes seen such intolerant separation break out, whose enjoyment is never to the liking of God, who is Love (First Epistle of John 4:8). That is why I also address this subject in my work Jesus, o Profeta Divino [Jesus, the Divine Prophet] (2011), in the chapter “The Desectarianization of Christianity.” It must be made clear that it does not mean creating another Christianity. In fact, it is a matter of returning to Christ—just and compassionate—what belongs to Christ, as the journalist, radio broadcaster, and poet Alziro Zarur (1914-1979) proposed. Therefore, it is in this comprehensive way that we understand the Ecumenical Jesus and His redemptive teachings, in other words, above idiosyncrasies or gross atavisms; a Jesus without shackles.

Christ freed from prejudice and taboos offers His Divine Friendship also to our atheist Brothers, who are God’s children too.

Tela: Rembrandt (1606-1669)

Título da obra: Cristo e os discípulos (ceia em Emaús).

Jesus came to this planet and sacrificed Himself because of His Love for Humanity. This is our fraternal and cordial invitation for everyone to get to know the Christianity of Christ and be a part of it.

Jesus is greater than we think.

José de Paiva Netto is a writer, journalist, radio broadcaster, composer, and poet. He is the President of the Legion of Good Will (LGW), effective member of the Brazilian Press Association (ABI) and of the Brazilian International Press Association (ABI-Inter). Affiliated to the National Federation of Journalists (FENAJ), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the Union of Professional Journalists of the State of Rio de Janeiro, the Union of Writers of Rio de Janeiro, the Union of Radio Broadcasters of Rio de Janeiro, and the Brazilian Union of Composers (UBC). He is also a member of the Academy of Letters of Central Brazil. He is an author of international reference in the concept and defense of the cause of Ecumenical Citizenship and Spirituality which, according to him, constitute “the cradle of the most generous values that are born of the Soul, the dwelling of the emotions and of the reasoning enlightened by intuition, the atmosphere that embraces everything that transcends the ordinary field of matter and comes from the elevated human sensitivity, such as Truth, Justice, Mercy, Ethics, Honesty, Generosity, and Fraternal Love.”