The relationship between God and Jesus is the means and the model for God's renewal of humanity. Jesus is the "firstborn" of God's future human society, but he will not be the last. God's purpose is to have a family made up of the completed and glorified humans we were always meant to become. What an exciting future God is planning for us!
Human potential in the hands of God exceeds our wildest imagination. Although Jesus's roles and titles are often seen as separating him from the rest of us humans, they actually embed him deeply in our humanity. Jesus was, is, and always will be one of us. Becoming completed humans like Jesus is a road we are called to travel, as we learn to increasingly depend upon God's promise to provide the gifts of forgiveness and empowerment. Let's take the journey together with our brother who is "the Son of God" and "the Son of Man (Humanity)."