Like most people, I want to identify with the Good Samaritan and help those in difficult circumstances. However, I fear I am more like the religious elites and often ignore the desperate.
Even when I do try to help, it’s not always easy.
God in human form is not unique to Christianity. Other religions celebrate gods who take on mortality. Yet, in these stories, the gods become human to maximise their physicality.
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