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On Image, Humanity, and Jesus

The image of Jesus to which we are called to conform to is not some sort of religious nut concerned with other-worldly religious matters as if the human issues don’t matter.  No, if the pattern is Jesus as we encounter him in the Gospels, then it means being drawn into the pattern of true humanity because Jesus models for us what it means to be a human being in the fullest sense.  In Jesus, God has given us the archetype of what it means to be truly human.  Now we must become more authentically human in the way that Jesus has set out for us, using Jesus’ life as a model.  It was never meant to be a matter of becoming a religious person but rather the forming of Christ in every person and in the life of the community of disciples.

– Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch, ReJesus, 54.
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