Jesus Pissed Off The People in Authority
Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber’s take on how Jesus expressed grace and compassion.
NADIA BOLZ-WEBER: The way that Jesus touched human bodies as if they were holy and accepted people for who they were-- he ate with all the wrong people. He pissed off the people in authority. And he did this with such incredible grace and love, while eating really well.
He was accused of being a glutton and a drunkard, which I was like, awesome! I don't know how Christianity became about some austere living where you just shun all pleasure. I'm like, have you read the book?
I mean, oh, my gosh, he found the holiness in life, and the holiness in life is to be found in things like eating and drinking with your friends and hearing people's stories. That's so beautiful to me. That's such an essence, that and the idea of death and resurrection over and over. That's the essence of the faith to me.