Contemplating Jesus

Reflections on Encountering Him Then and Now

Detail from The Baptism of Christ (c.1448-50) by Piero Della Francesca

The gospels, as accounts of Jesus’ life, ministry, teachings and healings, are invaluable resources to contemplate the man and his message.  Doctrine that followed his death and resurrection — and the emergence of Christianity — also contributes to our understanding of how Jesus’ presence evolved and grew in souls and communities eventually spreading worldwide.  To this day the theological and spiritual exploration continues as vitally as before.  This web-log intends to combine contemporary ideas with the ancient story, to ponder Jesus’ evolution in a post-modern, pluralistic and scientific age and to invite a closer, more intimate relationship with his person, his spirit and his grace.

While speculation about his identity spread, Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do you say that I am?” (Mark 8: 28)  He later answered the question himself  — “I am the way, the truth and the life.” (John 14:6).   This self description by Jesus provides the three category themes under which reflections will be posted.

The Way

Paradoxical paths to growth, freedom and unadulterated peace.

Jesus’ birth in poverty not only established his future but created the foundation on which he was to serve. From the ...

The Truth

Wisdom’s gifts revealed through knowledge, love, virtue and suffering.

  The Contemplating Jesus online reflections were initiated exactly ten years ago in March 2011.  Their purpose was to combine contemporary ...

The Life

Vitality and illumination interwoven with Creation and the Cosmos.

      His body struck hung on the cross thirsting, water pouring from his side. Living sacrifice God giving God shudders the earth, Love shattering hate. Temple entombed resting in rubble all ...

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