The task of youth

And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. (Luke 2:52) The first thirty years of Jesus’ life gets little attention in the gospels: the last three make up the bulk of the narrative. Jesus had a short life. What is recorded focuses on the purpose of his life, the … Continue reading The task of youth

The controversial Jesus

Simeon’s first words about the 8 day old Jesus must have seemed a little unbelievable to both Jesus’ parents and any onlookers who overheard, because he stated quite clearly the extraordinary idea that this child represented God’s rescue plan for humanity, both Jew and Gentile: For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have … Continue reading The controversial Jesus