On the meaning of the words “Jesus” and "Christ"
So there I am on the deck of the Blue Riband enjoying a cappuccino with my long, rebel without a cause hair blowing in the wind and with me pondering zen and the maintenance of my Harley and Indian. Noah walks in and I look up the etymological distinction between the words “Jesus” and “Christ”. My traveling companion Noah wipes the beer suds from his mouth and beard. He pauses for a second and says:
“You know my good man, after a pint of Guinness and then some bangers and mash, we British have an answer to just about any question. In our advanced modern world we look up the answer to word questions in my famous dictionary. According to my dictionary, that is his name. We don’t tap away on a typewriter or whatever that thing is. He pull another pint of Guinness.”
I ponder what he has said and think about looking again on my Macbook Pro. Time travel and the internet do have its advantages.
Steve leans over and tells Noah that his company, Apple, invented the laptop for such a situation. Noah gives him an 1800s what-are-you-talking-about look. Steve sips his sparkling water.
I continue looking on the internet for the meaning of the words “Jesus” and “Christ”. Both words seem to mean anointed.
I need a little 21st century help back here in the 1800s.
[size=]So please distinguish between the meaning of the words Jesus and Christ.[/size]
Joyous Easter for he is truly risen!!
And a blessed Divine Mercy Sunday 2015!