Jesus: The Second and Greater Adam
"This new Adam exercises true dominion over the seas, over the fish, over the fig tree, over disease, over the angels and the demons. 'Who is this, that even the wind and the waves obey him?' Jesus' disciples ask."
In countless ways, our lives are interwoven with the lives of others. Other people have shaped my personal history, impacted my daily work and well-being, and held sway over my future prospects. The ingenuity of Thomas Edison or Steve Jobs, the poet or musician who summons sublime stirrings in the heart, the broken car window and emptied glove box left by a faceless thief, the patient reminders of a mother teaching her child etiquette’every human life is profoundly affected by hundreds and even thousands of others.
In Holy Scripture, however, we encounter two individuals who have ...