“Jesus as Wise Fool…and Resister”

If a MAGA person slaps you on one cheek, offer him the other. Really? And how about that “good Samaritan” story? A little too nice? Well…crazy. (If you don’t know that story, I’ll tell you some of it.) I’ll give you my version of the picture some progressive scholars give on one aspect of the historical Jesus. Their scholarship is credible, and the slender picture they offer of what Jesus was really like I find to be challenging as well. To put words in their mouths, I think they might say, “Well, he was a little crazy…as in, ‘crazy like a fox’.”