Today is the annual observance of the brutal torture and execution of a man, whether myth or god incarnate, who was nothing less than a moral exemplar for all of us. Whether one professes the Christian faith or not, no one can deny that the lessons of “Love your neighbor as yourself” and “Love one another” inculcated by Jesus of Nazareth are universal principles of morality.
“Judge not” and “Let him without sin throw the first stone” should be constant reminders that we are to be tolerant of others and that we should love more and judge less.
So today, lets pause and reflect. Reflect on a man that was murdered merely for teaching love over dogma and compassion over judgement.