Peruse a greeting card aisle and, if there are religious cards with Jesus on them, Jesus is usually portrayed as a sort of heaven-gazing, sexless, lighter-than-air nice guy. Where the hell did that come from?
Jesus took Life and God seriously. He made enemies. Lots of them.
Jesus ran afoul of puffed up religious fussbudgets. They pissed him off.
Jesus skewered his fishing buddy for warping Jesus' mission.
Jesus demolished the fund-raisers at church.
Jesus endured torture without whining or whimpering.
What Jesus was was compassionate – entered into others suffering. He was a companion – breaking bread with anyone, even those we think are creepy, immoral or stinky. Jesus was driven by a mission – the
Who's your Jesus?