So last night, I suddenly became distracted by a new theological puzzle. I wondered to myself, Could Jesus Fail?
By this I mean, could Jesus have not lived a perfect life and brought forth the atonement?
If he couldn’t fail, then is Jesus different than us, and our trying to be like Jesus is merely vanity, something we cannot accomplish? If he can’t fail and we are utter failures, how do we take being called to be perfect even as the father in heaven is perfect?
On the other hand, If he could fail, then why didn’t he? Are there other Jesus’ out there in our history who didn’t make it? Could I live a perfect life without Jesus’ help? If so, why don’t I?
I can’t even articulate how confused this is making me, or the scope of the conundrum. But I did want to throw something out here for discussions.