Oh, his brilliance shines through, but never blinding, never overbearing.
He is playfulness of creation, scandal and utter goodness, generosity of the ocean
and ferocity of a thunderstorm; he is cunning as a snake and gentle as a whisper; the gladness of sunshine and the humility of a thirty miles walk by foot on a dirt road.
Reclining at a meal, laughing with friends, and then going to the cross.
That is why jesus is beautiful!
But most of all, it is the way he loves.
In all these stories, every encounter, we have watched love in action.
Love as strong as death; a blood sweat, and tears love.