Did Jesus Have a Quirky Side?

I have a quirky side. For instance, when I buy a magazine off the rack, I always have to take one in the middle of the stack (never the one up front). Don’t ask me why, it’s just a peculiar quirk I have.

Another one: I have to have my bedroom closet door and all my drawers shut when I go to bed. I’m not scared that there’s some creature lurking inside who’s going to jump out in the middle of the night. It’s just another one of my weirdo quirks.

I squeeze the toothpaste from the middle of the tube. (Okay, so maybe that’s more of an annoying habit than a cutesy quirk.) I like all my paper currency turned right side up in my wallet, and I like my toilet paper facing down on the dispenser. I sleep on my side and like to have both my ears covered while I sleep.

And I wonder, did Jesus have any quirks or weird habits while on Earth? Did He hate having his food touch on his plate? Did He sleep with one foot under the covers and one foot on top? Did He have to knot His sandals a certain way?

I realize that these aren’t earth-shattering theological questions debated by scholars for centuries. But sometimes thinking about my human-ness, and the things that make me uniquely me, makes the incarnate Jesus more real to me. Jesus wasn’t just some deity disguised as man–He WAS man, fully man, with bad hair days and colds and maybe even a childhood crush or a nickame or favorite pet.

These are just some things I wonder about from time to time…How about you? Anything you wonder about Jesus’ life on Earth?


One thought on “Did Jesus Have a Quirky Side?

  1. I love this post! I’ve never thought about that side of Jesus! I always wondered about the way he might have said certain words wrong when he was little and made Mary laugh but… I’ve not thought about his quirks!


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