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February 01, 2006

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Valerie

Hey, Hector - Those are great questions, especially number three. I've often wondered that one, too. I'm going to have to give some thought about the five things I'd like to ask - there is one in particular that I know will be the very FIRST thing out of my mouth, but after that, I'm not sure. Thanks - this should be fun!

Lorna

Hector these are amazing questions. They reveal a lot about you and your real relationship with God now.

blessings

ukok

As Valerie said, these questions deserve some thought!

Usually I answer memes flippantly because I'm pushed for time, but then they don't really give an accurate representation of my...erm, true, *cough* inner... *splutter* depth : - D

God Bless.

TO

My grade 8 teacher told me the answer to #1, Hector. He said Jesus just liked to doodle and was doing happy faces and things like that :) I liked my mom's response better -- he was writing the sins of those present in the sand.

~m2~

wonderful, hector! thank you for responding (i was wondering where everyone was...)

i have often wondered what He wrote in the sand. i always thought it was the first half of the Ichthys, so i could finish the other half...

Steve

Hector, just a couple of things I have learned in my old age, that may answer a few of those questions, from a good Catholic Study Bible, and some good teachers of Scripture:

1. What Jesus did, was write the names of the accusers. We read in Jeremiah 17:13-they that depart from thee, shall be written in the earth: because they have forsaken the Lord, the vein of living waters.

3.Jesus apparently knew at a very early age of His Father. In chapter 2 of Luke, we know that Mary and Joseph searched for the 12 year old Jesus, whom when He was found in the temple, and then questioned by His mother regarding
His disappearance said (Luke 2:49) And he said to them: How is it that you sought me? did you not know, that I must be about my father's business?

Since, according to Holy Scripture, no one else ever refers to God as "my father", Jesus apparently knew it, not as we would learn it as children, but, knew it from the beginning of all.

1. What Jesus did, was write the names of the accusers. We read in Jeremiah 17:13-they that depart from thee, shall be written in the earth: because they have forsaken the Lord, the vein of living waters.

This is a good interpretation but it is only an interpretaton. Another interpretation of Jer 17:13 can be that it means those who are condemned to hell - as opposed to those whose names were written in heaven' (Luke 10:20)

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3. I think the question is that when Jesus knew it as a human being. He was 100% human and 100% divine. That in itself is a mystery - but what does it mean in practice. When did he know (with human reason) that He was the son of God, beloved child of the almighty. And How did he learn that? The answer to the latter has to be revlation from God. But when and how? And was the temple incident a full realisation of who He was and what it meant - or did that happen later, or gradually. What difference did God's audible voice at his baptism make on Jesus the man.

:)

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