LEGENDARY American broadcaster Edward R. Murrow said if TV networks were offered screening rights to the Second Coming of Christ for an hour, “there would be a considerable number of stations which would decline to carry it on the grounds that a western or a quiz show
would be more profitable”.
An Irish Catholic priest, Shay Cullen, caused a minor stir when he said that if Jesus were on Earth today he would not take up residence in the Vatican. Father Cullen said Jesus would be “still out on the dusty roads and down in the markets and on the radio and the TV, trying to get his message out”.
If Jesus walked the earth today, chances are that not too many churches would accept him easily. He would again seek out those frustrated with religious systems. He would make the blind see, heal the lame and raise people from the dead while preaching his unique gospel of love. But, still, many would not believe or understand.
The religious conservatives wouldn’t like this friend of publicans and sinners. The religious liberals wouldn’t like his insistence upon being born again and repenting of sins. Jesus would infuriate some theologians with his simple words that the whole Gospel could be summed up in the words:
“Love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love your neighbour as yourself.”