In this episode, [JESUS] 1. Seeing Jesus is Watching Love in 3-D, Paul Miller shares how a question from his wife, "Do you love me?" launched him into a study of the person of Jesus... and how what he saw changed him.
“When I was studying Luke 7, the story of the widow of Nain, I noticed how Jesus begins by looking at her. It dawned on me how much Jesus was looking at people. I noticed this pattern where he looked, had compassion, and then acted. I began to see it all over the Bible.”
"What I realized, only in retrospect, was that I was discovering people."
“One of my takeaways was that I am more efficient than Jesus. Because when you are attentive, you have to slow down. You have to be with someone. It leads to a whole different response to a person. Because it means you’re coming at them with questions, as opposed to answers. I’ve not lost my Presbyterian DNA. I love our theological grid, but it stays more in reserve. I know I sound like Oprah with this, but this idea that people talk about 'being present.' It’s true: Jesus was remarkably present with people."
Special thanks to Ian Nagata for use of his original music and to Jon Hori and Liz Voboril for adding their perspectives to this conversation.