Friday, August 17, 2018

Who Do You Say that I Am?

Who do you say that I am?

I rarely remember even the simplest joke but I have never forgotten this intellectual, theological joke told 30 years ago by a Jesuit priest in front of a university New Testament class.

Jesus was walking alongside of the Sea of Galilee

when he turned to Simon Peter.and asked him

"Who do you say that I am?"

Simon Peter answered Him,

"Why you are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

Jesus was pleased with his answer.

So, Jesus turns to the modern day theologian and asks,

"Who do you say that I am?"

The modern day theologian answers,

"Why you are the eschatological manifestation in the ground of our being.

The kerygma, which finds its fulfillment in interpersonal relationships."

And Jesus says,


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By Shane Joseph on April 02, 2013 at 02:58 pm

Thank God that even Jesus did not know what the academic was talking about! I was clueless! We do pay people to confuse us with our hard earned taxes.

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By melanie jean juneau on April 02, 2013 at 03:09 pm

I am gratefull as well but a list of words

kerygma- a encapsulated summary of the basic Christian message

escatalogical- the end times

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