Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples, And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.In the New Testament, the biblical writers went out of their way to show how Jesus was a miracle worker -- God incarnate -- someone who had gifts and abilities far and above that of mere humans. Not only did Jesus possess these sorts of capabilities, but he knew it!
~ King James version ~
The sage does not attempt anything very big,
And thus achieved greatness.
~ from Verse 63 of the Tao Te Ching ~
The sage, in Lao Tzu's view, is a virtuous human being. He or she is someone who has realized their true nature and yet, for all their abilities, does not refer to themselves as a sage out of genuine humility.
In my view, none of us ever could become Jesus, but any of us could one day be a sage (though we would never know it).
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