Today’s prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “starts with gen.” Find a word that starts with “gen” and use it in your post. Have fun!
Jesus was a gentle man most of the time. There was that incident where he turned over some tables in the temple, because people had turned the temple into a den of thieves. He’d had enough. Everybody gets to that point now and then. When you are generally gentle and calm, people take notice when you lose it a little.
The movie Jesus Christ Superstar planted some seeds in my rebellious, agnostic brain during the 70s and early 80s. I even bought the vinyl soundtrack album. Maybe I’ll play it today. The Temple scene below includes some exotic and suggestive dancing. (That was your only warning.)
Jesus was ahead of his time in treating women and children as precious beings to be respected, not just property as was the general thinking of the time. Some people probably thought he was strange. Some appreciated him, like Mary Madelene who washed his feet with her tears and dried them with her hair and brought him expensive perfume which Judas wasn’t happy about. I can understand Judas saying they could sell that perfume and feed the poor. But everybody deserves to splurge now and then.
Well, these clips don’t show Jesus’ gentle side very well. There are many examples in the actions and words of this healer, the Good Shepherd, like this passage from Matthew 28-30:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
I love that it was a woman, Mary Magdalene, who first saw Jesus risen on Easter morning.
Here’s one of my favorite fortune cookie fortunes:
Gentle shaking could be like rocking.
Rock on, rock of ages, rock me in your arms….
“Close your eyes, close your eyes and relax think of nothing tonight.”
It’s sort of a lullaby….
Here are some residents of Blueberry Lane Farm Animal Sanctuary who are gentle most of the time:
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