I can’t sit down and watch the Passion of the Christ without crying through nearly the entire movie. And I often think of Christ Jesus, and who he was as a man; of his humanity, and how this soul, that was created by Father Yahweh before all others as The Word, Michael the Archangel, became man and lived for 33 years in the flesh, on this earth and among all living things that he bi-created. I wonder what his thoughts were, and what he was thinking and feeling deep down inside as he cried in the John 11 account, and if the tears that he shed for his dear friend Lazarus whom he loved and the suffering of Lazarus’ family were also perhaps symbolic of the tears that he might shed for those of mankind who suffer and are lost.
There are many accounts on the human emotions that Christ Jesus felt. Anger, frustration, sadness, fear, love, pity, compassion, even a need for companionship… and somehow, reading these accounts and pondering how he must have felt deep down inside provides a glimpse of the man he was and draws us closer to him in the realization that he felt the same things that we do, and faced the same temptations, and he warriored through it all and was victorious over the same powers of darkness that attempted to keep him from fulfilling his mission.
Our Savior was human, in every way that we are human and with all the human emotions that make us unique creations created in Father’s image. Emotions are something though, that transcends the veil and extends into even the unseen spiritual realm. Yes, they are human, but they are also spiritual. Emotions are something that we all share with Christ Jesus, Father Yahweh, the Holy Angels and Ghosts and mankind; and even with portions of the animal kingdom. Emotions are a commonality that binds us together and that we can all relate to and in thinking about how Jesus wept, makes it easier to relate to him as well.
While I look upon our Savior with admiration and awe, I also look upon him as an amazing and spiritual human being, who perfectly did each day what we struggle to do. He freely expressed as well as mastered his own emotions, listened intently to his Father and obediently followed Yahweh’s commands and in the process brought glory to Her in so many ways, including becoming our Savior as well as a shining example for us all.