“The miracle of Jesus was his humanity. It takes guts to be human the way Jesus was. His life was a stand for the divine worth of every human being. Jesus is not about going to church, being good, reading through the Bible in a year or proper systematic theology. Jesus is about putting yourself in the line of fire, standing for the worth of a woman who had been condemned as a whore and thrown in the dirt to be executed.
You want to “be like Jesus”? How far will you go in standing for the divine worth of every human being? How about a Zero Tolerance policy – indiscriminately honoring and defending every human being as a child of God, and acting whenever you see that worth diminished.
So many people in this world have given up on themselves are on the brink of doing so. Being Jesus means not letting them. That includes not giving up on yourself, and being a stand for you own worth and value.”
– Jim Palmer, Notes from (over) the Edge