“It’s changing me, I feel like I’m becoming more human as I read this text,” she said as we walked through the narrow old streets of her hometown in Tunisia. The text was the gospel of Matthew and this woman, just two years older than me, and a Muslim, is being changed by Jesus’ words as she works to translate and make them understandable to an Arab audience. Her statement has stayed with me these past weeks. Becoming more fully human. Jesus didn’t come to earth with an idea to save our spirits and take them to heaven, leaving our bodies behind. He came saying, “Follow me,” to lead us into full humanity, for life now.
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