Look for Jesus
There are two essential ways that Jesus' humanity has become more real to me:
First, I re-read the Gospel stories in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, and I noted every time I saw something that made me think about the humanity of Jesus—when he was tired, when he was angry, when he was surprised, etc. By the time I was done, I had a pile of note cards in my study, and every one of those note cards was part of my own journey of learning to see Jesus with new eyes.
- Second, I started paying careful attention to the wonder, the pain, the beauty, the sorrow, the extraordinary hope of the human experiences we encounter each and every day—when a little kid laughs, when your heart breaks because you've hurt someone you care about, when you befriend an elderly neighbor, etc. Somewhere along the way I realized that this was the sort of human stuff that Jesus experienced—day in, day out—and all of life became more holy to me.
So, whenever Jesus' humanity becomes more real to you—in a kid's smile, through a Gospel story coming alive, in the eyes of an elderly neighbor, in a painful life experience, by encountering Jesus in someone you serve—help others see Jesus by sharing your journey...
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