Just responded to the most fascinating question. "So, back in the day, Jesus was a carpenter. What modern-day job would he have now instead?" (forgive the awkward phrasing; not mine).
That does pose a paradox for those that accept that there are mental conflicts in their mind over the virtue of mental and physical wealth!That reminds me of a song....
So nothing like the Jesus we meet in th Gospels who was not that, who in fact often told people to say nothing about the deeds of power they had seen until the time was right.
Actually, I can kind of see that. A troubadour travelling around to festivals and cafes, with the parables and sermons as songs. The disciples are a mix of loyal fans and backing musicians. "Jesus as a folk singer" sounds like a great pitch to me.How about a folk singer?
Could Dolly Parton be Jesus? Hmmmmm...Jesus of the Gospels came from an established faith tradition that he seemed to think needed a bit of renewal, especially when it came to living it out. He wanted to grab people's attention, too. He was not wealthy by any means.
How about a folk singer?
Remember that Jesus is recorded as having been raised in what we might call a working class household. He likely learned the trade of Joseph. He was called the carpenter's son, was likely following in that trade, into his adult years.