Walkin' the Walk
We do know that Jesus is said to have done a lot more
walkin' then he did talkin'. Perhaps he knew that speech
is misquoted, words change meaning, and/or that
context can never be fully replicated. Or, perhaps he
understood human equality at the most simple and
profound level...that any appearance of preferential
treatment by unseen higher-powers was simply an
illusion- attributable to the proverbial 'random accident of
Jesus would have been all about human equality
long before it was ‘fashionable’. Perhaps he
walked the earth in a sort of awe in regard to a sea
of humanity to which he in so many ways felt
foreign- pondering curiously an inexplicable
appeal in humanity made more unique through an
implausible lack of a more pervasive ‘evil’.
Is He Who You Say He is?
Perhaps he felt the presence of a greater love somehow made
evident through a lack of explanation for that which was
already present. Meanwhile, the liberation gained through
You can say he said anything you want
and you can say it means anything you
care to. There is no reason to believe
you or anyone else. You do not know
because you cannot know.
To focus upon the spoken words is to fully miss the
intended message. It is not sacrilegious to say the
words of Jesus are of secondary importance; as a
man of applied compassion, Jesus would have likely
used words for the primary purpose of explaining
the deeper lessons applicable to any given action.
Relative to 'meaning', the words attributed to Jesus are
debated...Certainly, any language of the time would be
a rough translation in conversion to any of those
spoken in the present.
The words attributed to Jesus were written by authors
documenting statements subject to the constraints of
recollection and hearsay, likely benefiting little from the
luxury of closer proximity relative to both geography and
sensing all that was good was tempered by the beholding of
pervasive cruelty among a humanity living in fear and knowing
no better. This was no paradise...
more than talking
as a man of applied compassion, Jesus would have likely used words for the primary purpose of explaining the deeper lessons applicable to any given action.