There are a number of stories in the bible where Jesus does some questionable things. Miracles. He makes impossible things possible. Jesus did magical things.
In John 2:1-11(NIV) Jesus turns water into wine.
2 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
4 “Woman,[a] why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.”
5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.[b]
7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.
8 Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.”
They did so, 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”
11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.
He fed 5000 people with 2 fish and two loaves of bread.
Matthew 14:13-21New International Version (NIV)
13 When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”
16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”
17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.
18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass.
Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the
loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all
ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were
left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and
These are the things for which Jesus is known and praised. Healing the sick even when he wasn’t a doctor.
But these are things which we expect only Jesus to do. Why did Jesus do these things?
I remember a conversation with a friend about Christianity. I remember telling him that I take the
morale of the story from Jesus’s life. That understanding the life of Jesus is the point of it all. Jesus,
Mother Teresa, Wangari Mathias, Marcus Garvey, the woman with little resources that always looks out
for the children who are hungry and whose parents can’t provide for their needs.
It is the quality of these people. The strength of character they demonstrate that we must emulate. It is how we are human. It is how we love. It is how we grow.
When we give we get. This is the revolution. When we think about community and service to the community we find that we live in harmonious peaceful loving communities because that is what this action creates.
This is at least what I understand. This is how I want to live and this is the advice I offer to others