If I have not accurately said it before, let me attempt to do so now: what I want is Jesus.
I want Yeshua. All of him. All of who he is. All of what he means. All of how he loves.
I don’t want your interpretation of him. I don’t want MY interpretation of him. I don’t want my pastor’s interpretation or my husband’s or the pope’s.
I want him.
What does that mean?
For me that means questioning everything. I question what I’ve always believed, what I’ve always been taught, I question what I professed to believe 5 minutes ago. Because being open to being wrong is the only way I’m going to find Jesus. I will always question and wonder and ask why. How else will I find him?
There are a lot of questions out there. He has the answers. I can study the Bible until I’m blind, listen to sermons until I’m deaf, pray until I’m hoarse. But I won’t find him completely in those things. Not completely. He is and is not in the Bible. He is and is not in those sermons. He is and is not in those prayers. He is so much more. Because he is alive. He is dynamic and complex and wild.
And he loves beyond a measure I can understand.
Yes, God created the world to be a certain way. I will agree with that. But what that way is? I have yet to know for certain.
All I know with any real positivity, is that Jesus is love. And I don’t understand what love is. But I want to.