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One Solitary Life
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Posted on 04/18/2003 12:48:04 PM PDT by Liz

Here is a man who was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another village. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty. Then for three years He was an itinerant preacher.

He never owned a home. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family. He never went to college. He never put His foot inside a big city. He never traveled two hundred miles from the place He was born. He never did one of the things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but Himself.

While still a young man, the tide of popular opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. One of them denied Him. He was turned over to His enemies. He went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed upon a cross between two thieves. While He was dying, His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had on earth – His coat. When He was dead, He was laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.

Nineteen long centuries have come and gone, and today He is a centerpiece of the human race and leader of the column of progress.

I am far within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, all the navys that were ever built; all the parliaments that ever sat and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully as has that one solitary life.


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KEYWORDS: easter

1 posted on 04/18/2003 12:48:04 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Polycarp; Aquinasfan; HumanaeVitae; .45MAN; AKA Elena; al_c; american colleen; Angelus Errare; ...
....all the armies that ever marched, all the navys that were ever built; all the parliaments that ever sat and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully as has that one solitary life.....
2 posted on 04/18/2003 12:49:59 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
Happy Easter bump.
3 posted on 04/18/2003 12:58:34 PM PDT by jjm2111
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To: Liz
I think Egypt is more than 200 miles away from his home.
5 posted on 04/18/2003 1:10:40 PM PDT by Guyin4Os
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To: Revolting cat!
Nice try but not funny....at all.
8 posted on 04/18/2003 1:25:12 PM PDT by Liz
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To: jjm2111
Happy Easter.
9 posted on 04/18/2003 1:26:31 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
Liz - I got this message on a Christmas Card several years ago. I saved it and every then and again I sit down and read it again. It makes many thing so clear in a time when so many things overwhelm us. I appreciate seeing this again today. Thank you!
11 posted on 04/18/2003 1:30:18 PM PDT by jeeperz
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To: Revolting cat!
I was not trying to be disrespectful; was just playing along with the game of Guess Who for Easter.
12 posted on 04/18/2003 1:41:58 PM PDT by Search4Truth (When a man lies, he murders part of the world.)
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To: Liz
Thank you for posting this and for posting this today.
13 posted on 04/18/2003 1:44:02 PM PDT by Scenic Sounds ("Who'll get there first is uncertain.")
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To: Liz
Here's an Amen bump.
God bless you this Easter!
14 posted on 04/18/2003 1:50:10 PM PDT by freemama
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To: Liz
Thanks, Liz. A blessed Ressurrection Sunday - everyday - to all.
15 posted on 04/18/2003 2:10:29 PM PDT by Paul_B
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To: Liz
Thanks, Liz.
16 posted on 04/18/2003 2:50:57 PM PDT by Cedric
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To: Search4Truth
Me too. I was guessing Al Sharpton at first.
17 posted on 04/18/2003 2:53:54 PM PDT by Consort (Use only un-hyphenated words when posting.)
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To: Cedric; Paul_B
A most happy, blessed Easter to you and yours.
18 posted on 04/18/2003 5:30:36 PM PDT by Liz
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To: jeeperz
You are very welcome. Happy Easter.
19 posted on 04/18/2003 5:33:32 PM PDT by Liz
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To: freemama; Scenic Sounds
A most blessed and happy Easter to you.
20 posted on 04/18/2003 5:35:40 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
Thank you, Liz and the same in return.

Wow, I come back to this thread and see all these deleted posts and wonder to myself, "Why here of all places?"

I don't think I really want to know.

22 posted on 04/18/2003 5:48:53 PM PDT by Scenic Sounds
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To: Liz
Happy Easter to you and yours! :-) I like that message
23 posted on 04/18/2003 8:15:18 PM PDT by CARepubGal
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To: CARepubGal
Happy Easter. Glad you liked the message.
24 posted on 04/18/2003 8:16:26 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Scenic Sounds
Some people are really warped. Anything about Jesus Christ drives them to desperation.
25 posted on 04/18/2003 8:21:18 PM PDT by Liz
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To: God luvs America
Happy Easter.
26 posted on 04/19/2003 2:11:37 PM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
I just love this.
27 posted on 04/19/2003 11:27:25 PM PDT by RAT Patrol (Congress can give one American a dollar only by first taking it away from another American. -W.W.)
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To: mhking
Happy Easter.
28 posted on 04/20/2003 8:49:48 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
Happy Easter!
29 posted on 04/20/2003 10:29:59 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Become a Monthly Donor to Free Republic. Please?)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Thanks. Hope you had a happy Easter.
30 posted on 04/21/2003 3:31:42 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Grampa Dave
Hope you and yous had a Happy Easter.
31 posted on 04/21/2003 8:35:45 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
We had a great one. I hope that you and your family had a great Easter.

I can't lift my right arm very much this morning. It seemed to be attached to a grand child all weekend. (Real tough Duty!:
32 posted on 04/21/2003 8:38:19 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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To: Grampa Dave
Sweet. But I hope it wasn't the arm attached to the hand that clicks your mouse.
33 posted on 04/21/2003 8:44:41 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz
I just lift the hand and rest it on the mouse pad.

A dose of Alieve is working quite well.
34 posted on 04/21/2003 8:52:48 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Being a Monthly Donor to Free Republic is the Right Thing to do!)
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