Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Further to the post below, we don't expect certain people to swear do we? Like Kings or vicars (ha ha ha ha! How funny is that, huh?) or - Jesus? I am not meaning to cause offence, but if Jesus was fully human, did he swear eg, "fucking Pharisees", or even, "sod it - crucifixion tomorrow!"? Of course, there are lots of other problems which arise around the concept of Christ as fully human and fully divine, not least whether this is possible, or whether you personally believe in Christ's divinity.
One of the things I heard touched on in a sermon this week was whether Jesus had doubts about his own divinity, whether he would have been confident that he would rise again, or whether in the Garden of Gethsemene he wondered how far all of his perception of God's will for him and his identity was an illusion.
How human was Jesus?