An incredible life ended in a brutal crucifixion. What happened next shook the world, and still does. Tonight we go behind the scenes and talk to Jesus.
Page turner: "Thank you Jesus for making yourself available to come and be interviewed. You must be very busy these days. My apologies about the makeup guys, we couldn't do a great deal about the scars and piercings. Tell us Jesus, what actually happened in that tomb".
Jesus: "Well its privileged information, only Daddy, Spirit and a few billion angels know the details, but I can tell you this, I was not alone. It was only for that brief moment that Daddy turned his face from me that I for the first time felt abandonment. It was nice to get together with the old gang again. They looked after me and we caught up. It was like a chick being cuddled under the wings of a mother hen and I really needed that time".
Page Turner:"Ok, so you can't share too much detail, but tell us what it was like in the first few days".
Jesus: "Well, it was kind of strange. Happy and sad. I would come up to my old friends, people who I had spent years with and they didn't recognise me. I had to tell them it was me. They were scared and frightened. It was interesting that the ladies got it before the guys. I think their hearts were more open to mystery, they weren't so boxed in. But generally everyone was just so overwhelmed with grief and sadness that they were just not able to see me properly. I had told them that I would rise again, but they didn't get it".
Page Turner: "We still don't, do we"?
Jesus: "You got it! Also my body had changed quite a bit. It was covered in scars, nail holes, thorn marks, scratches, cuts etc… No part of my body was left untouched, so physically I was quite different. I was wearing a beautiful cloak that Daddy had given me, but it was kind of sad that they didn't embrace me like an old friend".
Page Turner: "I can see a few tears. Tell me about where the tears come from"?
Jesus: "Oh, it just brings up how much I love you people and how you just continue to not fully embrace me. It's ok, we will sort it out completely one day".
(Page Turner hands Jesus some tissues)
Page Turner: "So what happened next"?
Jesus: "Well I hung around for a while with my friends, ate with them, fished, chatted, freaked out a few of the real religious types. It was fun. I just wanted to make sure that my friends knew fully that I hadn't left them alone. That I was still there for them. I still am, but it's even better now because my Spirit is able to live inside of you, but that's another story for another day".
Page Turner: "What would you like us in the 21st Century to know? What's one observation you have made about us that you would like to change"?
(Jesus thinks for a while then turns to look at the camera directly. Cameraman freaks out a little at this, but the show must go on.)
Jesus: "Ok, what I see is that you really haven't changed that much since I was here last. You think you are better, but you aren't. You still like to try and box me in and the Family in. You are not comfortable with mystery. You want certainty on your terms. You have your theories, doctrines, dogmas, laws, formulas, strategies, plans etc… All trying to give you certainty on your terms, avoiding vulnerability and the need for surrendered faith and trust in us. We laugh at some of your formulas and theologies, but then we cry. We love you too much to leave you the way you are".
"You see to really understand us you need to become like little children. They are the ones who recognised me back then, they don't have hardened hearts filled with foolish strategies to make life work for them on their terms. They are still soft and malleable to me. That's the type of dance I want with all of you. (At this point the eyes glisten with tears)".
"Please don't put me in a box. They tried to back then and I burst out of every one of them. The Resurrection is just a little example of how you can't keep me entombed in your constraints. I will not be boxed in! I am with you but you're just not recognising me. Become vulnerable, open your eyes, ask Spirit to show you how I am working today".
Page Turner: "Well thank you Jesus, it's been great having you on the show. We must have you back again some time".
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