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Christ The Disappointment

Jesus certainly disappointed a lot of people. He disappointed the religious leaders of his time, who wanted a new King David to unify and strengthen all the people of Israel. He disappointed the Zealots, who fomented insurrection and longed for a military leader who could overthrow the Romans. He disappointed the Essenes, who desired a mystical leader who would keep them uninvolved in the messiness of the times. He disappointed his own family, who frankly thought he had lost his mind. All of them wanted a Messiah, but a Messiah on their terms – and Jesus would not oblige. Some of them even wanted him to be king – and Jesus refused. The crime inscribed on his cross – The King of the Jews – wa