I Know A Man
I just want to talk about him and maybe you will discover who i am talking about as i go down the way because he was a great man, He just went about serving.
He was born in an obscure village, the child of a poor peasant woman. He grew up in another obscure village where he work until he was 30 years old and then for three years, he jus got to his feet and he went about doing somethings: he did not have much; he never wrote a book; he never held an office; he never had a family; he never owned a house; he never went to college; he never visited a big city. He did none of the usual things that the world would associate with greatness; he had no credentials but himself.
People called him a trouble maker. They said he was an agitator, he practiced civil disobedience; he broke injunctions and so he was turned over to his enemies and went through the mockery of a trial and the irony of it all is that his friend turned him over. One of his closest friends denied him. While he was dying, the people who killed him gambled for his clothing - the only possession he had in the world.
20 Centuries have come and gone and today he stands as the most influential figure. All the armies that ever marched and all the navies that ever sailed put together have not affected the life of man in this earth as much as that one solitary life. His name, maybe a familiar one....
Every now and then somebody says "he is king of kings". again i can hear somebody say "He is Lord of Lords". Somewhere else i can hear people say "in him there is no East nor West" and then they go on and say in him there is no North and South but one great love throughout the world. He did not have anything, he just went on serving and doing good.
Today you can be in his right hand or his left hand if you serve, its the only way in.