“[Jesus] was a very offensive man socially, politically, morally, and religiously. In the end everyone (except for a few women!) rejected him – rich and poor, conservative and liberal and revolutionary, pious and impious, enemies and friends. Jesus was not the sweet, harmless ‘mythological’ figure of many Sunday school lessons and sermons. He was a real historical human being – a very dangerous one.”
- Shirley Guthrie, Christian Doctrine
Jesus’s example teaches us that sometimes in order to be Christian, one must live “offensively” – defying social, political, moral, and religious standards. How can we do that in our own lives?