The uniqueness of Christ is seen, not only in the things which he did do, but also in the things which he did not do:-
- He never withdrew or modified anything he said. He who was the Truth, always spoke the truth.
- He never confessed any sin. The best and holiest of men and women have been the first to acknowledge their sin and failure. But not Jesus. His life stood up to the closest of scrutiny.
- He never apologised for anything that he said or did. And this, even though the ability to say, “I’m sorry” is, in the rest of us, a sign of both humility and maturity. The simple explanation is that Jesus performed no action, spoke no words, that required apology.
- He never attempted to justify ambiguous conduct. His delay in responding to the appeal of the two sisters when Lazarus fell ill was open to misunderstanding, but he was content to leave the unfolding of his Father’s plan to vindicate his actions.
(after J.O. Sanders)