Who Am I

Seeing The Light of God A Different Light

More Than A Man, But Still A Human

When reflecting on how I view Jesus, I always go back to the depiction of Jesus from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar. Musicals are a great way to tell a story through different mediums. This particular production tells the story of Jesus as a young adult leading his people to his father and dealing with the burdens of being the messiah. This depiction of Jesus always made me view him in a more human light, more so than in pictures online or even readings at mass. Jesus is seen as an all mighty being, and rightfully so, but it is important to remember his human side. Taking his humanity into consideration makes me appreciate Jesus even more and all of the criticism and threats he faced. In the footnote of the reading material it notes that Jesus referred to himself as a the son of man (this information is taken from the footnotes of Matthew chapter 16 verses 12 through 19). To me, this is symbolic of Jesus taking on his mission through the acceptance of his title. Songs in Jesus Christ Superstar reflect this development and show a side of Jesus that sometimes we do not get to see: his fears. Jesus feared for his life and did not want to drink from the cup of death, but did so anyways for us. He sacrificed his life for the sin of his people, and in that action we should remember the human side of Jesus who overcame his fear to fulfill his destiny.
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John 15:12-13

My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this,
that he lay down his life for his friends.

Gethsemane - Jesus Christ Superstar

This song reminds me of the voice of Jesus because it is, literally, the voice of Jesus. This song (sung from Jesus' perspective) shows his human emotions leading up to his sacrifice on the cross. It provokes compassion and gratitude towards Jesus' actions and ultimate sacrifice for us.
Jesus Christ Superstar - Gethsemane (1973)

Midnight Radio- Hedwig and the Angry Inch

This song (though the musical has no relation to biblical stories) reminds me of Jesus because of the imagery used in the lyrics. The protagonist, who has had a long string of bad luck, sees a glimmer of hope. She describes a constant light in her life that is always there to guide her through her troubled times. Since this motivation is never mentioned by name, it can be symbolic for how someone who is troubled looks for Jesus for help, and he answers them.
Hedwig & The Angry Inch | Neil Patrick Harris - Midnight Radio | Official Audio

Isaiah 30:18

Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God
of justice.
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