...is his wisdom.
me wrong, lots of people are smart, but Jesus shows himself to
understand humanity in a deeper way then we do. Imagine if cars could
talk (Knight Rider, anyone?) and could reason. Cars would know quite a
bit about themselves; but engineers would still know more. In a similar
way, we humans know a lot about ourselves but it seems Christ has inside information on what makes us tick.
From never being caught in a word-play trap to the Beatitudes Jesus
demonstrates an unparalleled understanding of how humans think and what
will really make us happy. Many times Jesus is recorded as knowing what
people are thinking which I believe is less a voice whispering their
thoughts in his ear and more that he “gets” humans so well that he
doesn’t need to be told what they’re thinking; he just knows. Sometimes
we experience this with people we know well; all we need is a look or
subtle body language and we know exactly what’s on their mind. This is
how I imagine Jesus was with everyone at all times.
understands humanity as an outside observer and as a participant
(instead of just as a participant like the rest of us) is yet another
reason Catholics believe he’s the way God has chosen to save us.