““Very truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “before Abraham was born, I am!” At this, they picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus hid himself, slipping away from the temple grounds.” John 8:58-59 NIV
Jesus really fascinates me. On one hand you have the spiritual leader, the faith-base, mystical if you will, side of Jesus which I think are well known. On the other hand you have the very practical (human maybe?) side of Jesus. Not only he’s seen eating and ‘just being’ with his friends but in occasions one can see him take what I’d call practical/realistic actions.
Today is one of those times. The situation is an escalation of emotions due to a historical/theological discussion. At the height of this escalation the audience literally pick up stones and are ready to harm him and this the point that fascinates me: Jesus snuck out.
One might think this would’ve been the time for Jesus to strike a meditation pose, but no, this to time... time to get creative and get moving.
I love this because as much as we sometimes try to spiritualize everything, many times the most spiritual thing we can do is to take ACTION.
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