questioning Jesus, Mark’s gospel:

14 Sep

The Gospel is about feeling, loving,

Deuteronomy 6:5
‘And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.’

All. all.

Jesus feels intensely. Intensely as God’s son and as man. He feels the others as they both hate and love him. Sadducee or family members; Pharisees or disciples; chief Priest or Mary. Jesus emphatically feels all. His emotions are 100% human and 100% as Father’s. Overflow is the movement of his emotional life. And the gospel is overflow. Yet, nothing is lost. The excess is saved, given to all believers.

Jesus was -is- in a sense-Autistic: he had a heighten sense of all emotions and experiences because he is God and man. He was the author and creator of emotions. He is also the receiver of our hurts and joys. How can we know this?

We know because one can’t cry ‘Abba, father’ or say ‘this is my beloved son’ without deep, deep feelings, emotions.

The son is beloved. Beloved. Our gospel is one of love and grace; generosity and overflow. Receiving and giving. As we close our study of ‘questioning Jesus,’ consider what all these questions are about. They all point to Jesus, the ‘God spell’

Our Gospel.

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