"Once there was a man, and he taught the idea of no divisions, races, nations, people, or tribes. He said, 'This is the core of reality, and I am praying that people will come in.' He had no money. He had no connections. He had no power. No office. Nothing. All he had were these words. He said, 'Now I have prayed for this,' and it started happening. People started to come in. People who had a lot of money got down on their knees and washed the feet of slaves. Nobody ever did that. Jews and Gentiles who once hated each other were like brothers and sisters.
"Thomas Cahill says that this was the first expression of true equality in human history. It actually happened, and it happens still. . .
"It's not just that there never was a community like this before Jesus. There wasn't even the idea of a community like this before Jesus."
-John Ortberg from Living in Christ’s Presence