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.