"The teaching of Jesus, as recorded in the first three Gospels, is intensely practical in that it offers a way to life which is open to experiment. But a tragic gap separates the un-religious, pseudo-scientific men and women of today from his message in its incomparable simplicity and clarity. Whenever the teaching is made intelligible, as it was for the hearers of Jesus and as it has been for many all through the ages, its appeal is immediate. For this direct approach we must clear our minds of preconceptions concerning Jesus, avoiding reference to the interpretations of writers about him, to the teachings of other great religious leaders, and to the findings of modern psychology, which in so many instances bear out his deep insights.Concentrating our attention on that which is of primary importance for living, let us try to restate the teaching of Jesus in language as comprehensible to us as it was to the ordinary, half-educated, fear-ridden men to whom he spoke."
(Of course Jesus spoke to men and women HQ)
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