I can’t stand the redefinition of Jesus. The life and message of Jesus Christ redefines US, not the other way around. Scripture reveals Jesus to be loving / holy / gracious / shocking and unpredictable.
see his words in John 7:7 - “The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify about it that its works are evil.”
These are not the words of an approval-seeking homeboy. They are the words of a righteous savior who has come to redeem the residents of the rotten broken kingdom - to show them the way to life. I’ll take that over a homeboy any day.