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  • Anonymous

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    September 17, 2020 at 11:14 pm

    Yising, I really resonate with this. There may be a place for scholarly discussion, but (to my mind) to the degree that it distances us from proximity with real people with real needs, it becomes a stumbling block. I continually return to the simplicity of Jesus’ message, the radical inclusivity and love that drew people to him, and the very tangible ways he met people right where they were at. I agree with you that there is no such thing as a pure interpretation of Scripture. And to me, even Scripture is quite limited in telling us who and what Jesus was like. I like to imagine one of the Marys giving her account––what she might have focused on and with what unbridled affection she might have described him! 🙂