Jesus and Alexander

This story illustrates the difference between quality of life and the greed of life. May God help us to follow the lowly Nazarene.

Jesus and Alexander died at thirty-three, one died in Babylon; and one on Calvary. Onegained all for self: and one himself He gave. One conquered every throne: the other every grave. The one made himself God; the God made himself less. The one lived but to blast; theother but to bless. When he died the Greek, forever fell his throne of swords; but Jesus died to live forever, Lord of Lords.

The Greek died on a throne; the Jew on a cross; one life a triumph it seemed; the other, but a loss. The one shed a whole world’s blood; the other gave His own. One won the whole world in life and lost it all, in death; the other, gave His life to win the whole world’s faith.

Jesus and Alexander died at thirty-three. The Greek made all men slaves; the Jew made all men free. One built a throne on blood; the other build on love. The one born of earth; the other from above; one won all this earth, to lose all earth and heaven; the other gave up all, that all to Him be given. The Greek forever died; the Jew forever lives, He loses all who gets, and wins all things who gives.

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