This series on Discovering Jesus explores how we can come to know Jesus through the Bible. In this program Fr. Mike looks at Jesus in a way that may be surprising.
He talks about all the ways Jesus failed. He failed with his family and friends. He failed with the crowds who were more interested in food and cures and exciting stories, but missed the point. He even failed with the religious leaders who were overly legalistic and condemned him for his ignoring of the letter of the law.
Perhaps even hardest were his failures with his disciples, his apostles, his closest friend, Peter, and of course, with Judas Iscariot.
Fr. Mike relates the failures of Jesus with our own. We sometimes fail in various ways. Knowing that Jesus was like us in all ways, even in failure, can help us when we are in these experiences.