Take a look at this chart. (You’ll notice that the data is from 2010; it’s not up-to-the-minute, but, given the challenges of a global survey and the slow rate at which global trends move, it’s still relatively current.) Above, then, is a chart of the world’s major religions by number of adherents. Now, take a look at this map below as to its distribution.
The Great Commission that Jesus charged his disciples in Matt. 28: 18-20 is being fulfilled mis hijas. Continue to be a part of this calling in all that you do.
“And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.'”
The full story can be found here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2012/12/18/our-christian-earth-the-astounding-reach-of-the-worlds-largest-religion-in-charts-and-maps/. While I don’t agree with the conclusion of this Washington Post articles’ writer, the maps and charts are fascinating.
At this Christmas season, I’m reminded of that old African-American spiritual:
“Go tell it on the mountain, over the hills and everywhere; Go tell it on the mountain, that Jesus Christ is born. 1)While shepherds kept their watching O’er silent flocks by night, Behold throughout the heavens There shone a holy light. Go tell it on the mountain… 2)The shepherds feared and trembled When lo’ above the earth, Rang out the angel chorus That hailed our Savior’s birth. Go tell it on the mountain… 3)Down in a lowly manger The humble Christ was born, And God sent us salvation That blessed Christmas morn. Go tell it on the mountain…
‘When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning…this child’ (Luke 2:17)
Adios y vaya con Dios mis hijas,
Dear ol’ Dad