Long time ago in Bethlehem, the Holy Bible tells us that a boy child was born of a virgin named Mary. She named him Jesus. They were, along with Mary's husband Joseph, direct decendents of King David and had the Romans not occupied that territory, Jesus would have realized a royal birth and been crowned King among the Jewish people.
However, he was called for a higher purpose, to be Savior and Redeemer of all mankind. His philosophy has changed more lives for the better than any man who ever lived. He had power over death because of his sinless life and could have avoided suffering. Rather, He chose to give up his life for our sake.
He asks of us to forgive and to repent. He taught us to be peaceful, humble, and charitible.
But many people haven't heard the story of how the baby got his name. On Christmas Eve, ca AD 3, Mary was in labor and Joseph was stumbling around the manger in pitch blackness. Stubbing his toe on a sheep, he yelled out "Jesus Christ!" And Mary said, you know, I like that name so much better than Irving!