Here, Jesus made a stop at Olan Mills:
Seriously, though, have you ever stopped to think about what Jesus really looked like? Not what white Europeans wanted him to look like, but what he really DID look like?
Today in church there was a song and along with the song there was a video of Jesus (yeah, who woulda thunk!) looking like a Gucci model. Instead of concentrating on the words of the song, I whispered my musings to Scott and he nodded his head in agreement.
Popular Mechanics magazine featured an article in 2002 about what the scriptures say about Jesus' appearance. They even give us their interpretation of how he looked, which is definitely alot more Jewish looking:
Anyway, just something I was thinking about. When I think of Jesus healing the sick and casting out demons, I think of the white Jesus, the guy who is so attractive the ladies are all scratching their heads, wondering why he's still single.
I suppose in the end it doesn't matter, because God's point in sending Jesus was not to win a beauty contest, but to "seek and save that which was lost."
In reality, Jesus wasn't attractive and people thought he was a loon. I like to think that, if I were lucky enough to be alive during the span of time that Jesus was here on earth, I would have accepted him with open arms. But in all honesty, would I have treated him with the same amount of disdain and distrust he got from most of that society?