Who is Jesus?

Every philosophical or theological tome ever written, every political manifesto or ideology all deal with some very basic questions: “am I going to be ok?” Are we going to be ok?”  Most answer these questions by offering us examples of how to live and how to be good. We have been given examples of the best prophets, martyrs, activists, and intellectuals to draw from.  With the exception of Jesus. In Jesus, God did not claim to send us a prophet or moral example of how to be good - God came himself in order to be good for us. The implications of this action play out much differently than all the others. We no longer base our goodness or hope on our own actions, on the approval of others, on our success or failure, but on the goodness of Jesus on our behalf.