I have affection for Jesus. If I could scrape the taint and tint of Paul from my understanding of him I feel certain that he would shine the brighter. Jesus believed what he preached and he lived it. He was a revolutionary. He was no scholar. He was not a professor or a pastor. These are reflective and passive styles of living. Jesus was active. He moved, he spoke, he became himself with such surity that I sit back in my chair impressed and envious. He believed that the kingdom of heaven was immediate, part of life and something that was within the grasp of man - that was his good news.