In Jesus, words took on muscle. There are some people who think of Jesus as “spiritual.” Jesus is that vaguely divine something that enables you to pump yourself full of helium and rise above the grubbiness of life in this carnal world. Wrong. The Christian faith, taking its cues from Jesus, is insistently material, corporeal, anthropomorphic, muscular, and incarnational. “The Word became flesh.” God’s Word has become a person, a person in motion. Jesus is God Almighty daring to get physical; God with a body, a body in action.

William H. Willimon, Why Jesus?

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