The Gospels. That’s what the first four books of the New Testament are called. These are eyewitness reports from those who lived and ate and walked and talked with Jesus. If you want to get a picture of how Jesus lived and treated people and engaged the world, then read the Gospels.
I’ve decided to read the Gospels through 4 times this year. I’ve read them through twice now and have started again on Matthew. While I don’t often come away with profound thoughts, I do see things I’ve never noticed each time I read the stories. Or maybe I’ve noticed them before but I’ve forgotten.
I think it behooves those of us who are choosing to actively follow the Teacher, Jesus, to sift through his life and teachings regularly. I know that it’s always good for me.