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LOOKING FOR THE FATHER


Author Michael Green writes:

Only Jesus fully understands God the Father.

Great people have discovered and taught many true and noble things about God. Nobody has known him with the intimacy of Jesus, who could call him Abba, "dear daddy."

When that holy man, Mahatma Gandhi was dying, one of his relatives came to him and asked, "Babaki, you have been looking for God all your life. Have you found him yet?"

"No," was the reply. "I’m still looking."

The humility, the earnestness, the sheer goodness of a great teacher like Gandhi shine through a remark like that. But it stands in the most stark contrast with Jesus’ claim, "No one knows the Father except the Son."


SOURCE: Gandhi Can’t Compare to Christ, Citation: Michael Green, The Message of Matthew (IVP, 2000), p. 141. Submitted by Owen Bourgaize, Guernsey, United Kingdom.

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