This is to help the reader see Our Lord as a real person and to point out some of the lessons which we can learn from His life. The problems we face each day were not unknown to Him, and His example can be a really practical pattern for us in our efforts to fight the good fight and to keep the faith.
To this end a meditation has been added at the end of each section, pointing out a lesson for us in the events described in the text, a lesson of charity, patience, fortitude, or humility taught us by the One Teacher, the Perfect Model. These meditations, of course, are merely keys to the treasury of Our Lord’s examples: the thoughtful reader will find in each incident many other lessons to inspire and guide him toward perfection in Christ and to enhearten him before the countless problems of everyday life. Human nature has not really changed since Our Lord lived among us, and we can still learn from Him how·to approach the problem of living a good life in a world of hypocrisy, greed, and lust, and how to deal with these tendencies both in ourselves and others.
The Infancy and Early Life of Jesus
The Beginning of Christ’s Public Life
Our Lord’s Early Ministry in Galilee
Information from The Life of Christ “Our Lord’s Life with Lesson in His Own Words for Our Life Today” The Catholic Press, Inc. 1959. iii-iv. © 1954 edited by Reverend John P. O’Connell, MASTD and Jex Martin, MA NIHIL OBSTAT John A McMahon; IMPRIMATUR Samuel Cardinal Stritch, Archbishop of Chicago August 1, 1953. Print.