Here And Now?Here And Now?

Above Him there was an inscription: 'This is the King of the Jews' (Luke 23:38).

Luke 23:38
Isaiah 50:4-7; Psalms 22:8-9,17-20,23-24; Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 22:14-23:56

Sermon Week/Year

Passion Sunday, C

Scripture offers not the slightest piece of evidence to support any speculation about Christ’s physical appearance …
We don’t know what Jesus looked like.

We don’t know whether He was tall or short, thin or stout.

We don’t know how He bore Himself.

We don’t know whether He was five feet six or six feet five — or exactly six feet tall, as one legend has it.

We don’t know with certainty whether He was light-skinned or dark-skinned, large-boned or small boned, muscular or frail.

We don’t know the color of His hair or the color of His eyes.

Clearly, the Gospel writers considered the matter of His physical appearance of no real importance.

But when we turn to Jesus’ emotional side, we have a much clearer picture. It is clear from the Gospels that Jesus put on no air of unflappability. He expressed His feelings, and often vigorously …
He was angry with Satan’s persistent temptations.

He was apprehensive lest His miracles…

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