Dallas Willard on the Relevance of Jesus
The Divine Conspiracy (San Francisco: Harper, 1998), p. 13
I think we finally have to say that Jesus' enduring relevance is based on his ability to speak to, to heal and empower the individual human condition. He matters because of what he brought and what he still brings to ordinary human beings, living their ordinary lives and coping daily with their surrounding. He promises wholeness for their lives. In sharing our weakness he gives us strength and imparts through his companionship a life that has the quality of eternity.