Jesus Christ changed the world...but did he ever lose his sandals? He healed others...but was he ever sick? If he was God, why didn't he know everything? Did he have friends? Did he ever tell a joke? Did he laugh? What about his sexuality? Why did his family think he was crazy? Does his story... read more
“Mary held me firmly. Now in a defiant voice, she spoke to Heaven. 'You have given your angels charge over my son. Lord, send your hosts!'I heard a roar. Mary heard it, too, and at that moment our eyes were opened to see a fresh host of Light-soldiers fill the room. That's when my mother planted her feet hard upon the earth and lifted me with a resounding cry. "Santana! My son--my Jesus--shall reign over Israel!"I felt the house quaking; I felt my mother's heart pounding against my ear.”Mary
“I took a quaking breath, and then obediently grabbed a handful of wool from the back of my lamb's head. I pulled his head backward and exposed this throat to the sharp edge of my knife...My heart pounded in my heaving chest...To Joseph's surprise, however, I lowered my blade and knelt by the lamb. I looked deeply into his wide eye where I saw my own reflection. A chill came over me. There he was, a vision of myself in the lamb's eye even as he must have been in mine. I looked deeper and I saw a green pasture and a cool spring; I saw him nuzzle his resting mother and then frolic away under a kind sun...I stood and blurted, 'Tell me, where is mercy in this place?'A great cry rose up all around me and throats were cut; blood flowed. But I did nothing. From behind, voices were rising against me. I answered with sudden confidence, "I desire mercy, not sacrifice.'With a grunt, the priest then grabbed hold of my lamb's head and sliced his throat, cleanly.Crying out, I fell to my knees.”Jesus
“'Remember love, and do not be afraid.'”John, Jesus
“John began laughing. "Look! They're dancing and singing again. Is this how your Kingdom will be?"I wiped my eyes. "Yes, John, yes. Now go and dance, little brother, for this is why I have come."”John, Jesus
“"I do not ask you to understand me, Nicodemus. I ask you to believe me. Understanding may or may not follow."”Jesus
“Many complained, 'We thought he was going to throw out the Romans!' No, I did not blame them for their confusion. These things are hard for men to believe. Even I had been confused during my time in time.As a boy I wondered who I was.As a young man I wondered what kind of Son I was to be.As a teacher I wondered why I did not know all things.As a dying man I wondered why this was my Father's will.As the sin-bearer I lost all sense of wonder.And then I was given to remember who I had always been, and I was at peace.”Jesus
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