Imagine, if you will, Jesus waking up in the middle of the night, in a cold sweat, because he had just had a nightmare. Imagine Jesus, shovel in hand, walking out to a nearby field, digging a hole, squatting and going to the bathroom. Imagine Jesus getting a whiff of the perfume of a local beauty as they pass one another in the center of town. Imagine Jesus alone, hurt and confused because he overheard a friend talking badly about him. Imagine Jesus too tired to finish a journey and needing to make it a two-day trip. Imagine Jesus getting second place as he raced other boys when he was a kid. Imagine Jesus not hungry for what his mom cooked for dinner. Imagine Jesus having a hard time falling asleep at night. Imagine Jesus talking to his dad about sexual reproduction. Imagine Jesus home from work fighting off a cold. Imagine Jesus limping around the kitchen after accidentally jamming his toe into the table. Imagine Jesus craving something sweet after dinner. Imagine Jesus trying to stay composed as he fields complaints from a customer about some piece of furniture he had hand-crafted. The more comfortable we are imagining Jesus in these scenarios, the more we will be able to accept that we too are children of the living God who brought us into existence and loves us just the way we are. Ave Crux, Spes Unica.
October 29, 2022
Published by Brother Phil and Ben
Phillip Smith and Benjamin Rossi established The Voice of Moreau blog on September 15, 2018. View all posts by Brother Phil and Ben
6 thoughts on “October 29, 2022”
Very well said! And I love the Billy Joel connection!
I spent a year listening to this song on repeat as my prayer – there’s a lot there!
Most excellent! We all too often lose sight of the humanity of Jesus. The meaning of the incarnation and Billy Joel is spot on! Nice work; Louis would be smiling! Or maybe he is…
Indeed, the more I grow in religious faith, the more I see that integration is the name of the game. My impression is that Louis would agree with that.
Ben another great reflection. I’m saving this along with the reflection on AA and the spiritual person Tom C.S.C. ________________________________
Thanks Tom! We are happy that you have found this one meaningful! I hope you are well.