“All authority has been given to Me in Heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)
A real Jesus was pinned with real nails to a real piece of wood, and shed real blood. He did this all for me! Surrounded by violence, poverty, and disease, Jesus spent His life bringing the love of God to ordinary people. He healed the sick. He taught people to love those who hated them. He showed people how much God loved them. He turned the minus of their lives into a glorious plus.