A Christian Journey

4. Uniquely Jesus

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"4. The Christ is no other than the historical Jesus of Nazareth. Neither priest nor political revolutionary, neither ascetic monk nor devout moralist, he is provocative on all sides."
Hans Küng

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The establishment claims Jesus for their own.
Yet he was no priest, no theologian.
He set up no bureaucracy.
He was closer to God than the priests.

He was uniquely Jesus.

The revolution claims Jesus for its own.
Yet he was no zealot, no politician.
He did not take up arms against his foes.
He was more radical than the zealots.

He was uniquely Jesus.

The monasteries claim Jesus for their own.
Yet he was no monk, no academic.
He founded no holy order.
He was less worldly than the monks.

He was uniquely Jesus.

The moralists claim Jesus for their own.
Yet he was no lawyer, no prosecutor.
He proclaimed love without compromise.
He was more moral than the righteous.

He was uniquely Jesus.

Graham Andrew © 2011