William Sloane Coffin writes, "Jesus is both a mirror to our humanity and a window to divinity, a window revealing as much of God as is given mortal eyes to see. When Christians see Christ empowering the weak, scorning the powerful, healing the wounded, and judging their tormentors, we are seeing transparently the power of God at work. What is finally important is not that Christ is Godlike, but that God is Christ-like. God is like Christ."
I find this to be deeply thought provoking and powerful. Do you? So often I have looked at Jesus as being the perfection of God's presence, or as the living Word of God, living Torah perfectly for us to mimic.
I like what Coffin suggests. Christ like God and God like Christ. A coin toss where everyone wins.
An ex-copywriter turned punk rock pastor and peacemaker who dedicates his life to making the world a better place for all humanity.
"that they all might be one" ~John 17:21
“Prius vita quam doctrina.”
~ St. Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274)
* “Life is more important than doctrine.”