Have you heard? Jesus was married. I find this news to be especially interesting because my personal nuptials are happening soon.
Anyway, aside from the fact that Jesus is trying to steal my thunder, Professor Karen L. King of Harvard Divinity School has discovered a piece of papyrus that seems to indicate that Jesus was married. The exact line on the business card size papyrus is, “Jesus said to them, ‘My wife’”
This is not a new idea. There have been rumors, stories and thoughts that Jesus could have/may have been married but there was nothing to indicate this. Some people thought that Mary Magdelene was his wife. Martin Scorcese even made a movie about it. As you can imagine his movie caused quite a stir.
King seems to have a great attitude about this documents, even going as far as to encourage other people’s interaction with fragment to maybe upend their conclusions. Some people are already questioning the conclusions.
So, here’s the question, If Jesus was married does this change things? What were his floral patterns? How does this affect religious views of marriage and singleness? Do you think Jesus danced to Butterfly kisses? I don’t think the Son of God is that tacky.