I've been thinking lately about how the statements I grew up with, those things repeated to me over and over, have become a part of my the thinking patterns I have which may be just plain WRONG. I mean, was Jesus PERFECT? He was sinless. But does being sinless mean you are PERFECT? I guess this is important to me because of trying to reconcile being God and Man and in growing spiritually and hopefully becoming more Christ-like, does that mean I'm becoming more perfect, less sinful, or something else entirely?
I posed this question to one of my very best deep-thinking and theologically trained (as in degreed) friends today and received his very quick and off-the-cuff response. I qualify his response to let you know this is what he came back with in a matter of probably 2 to 5 minutes. So keep that in mind...even though I think it's great.
Did Jesus ever make a mistake? Consider Luke 2:41-51
One could also argue that Jesus could not have been perfect.
Obviously his body changed after the resurrection. If the old one was
perfect, then why did he get a new one?
I would say no one can be perfect as long as they live on earth. I
would say that even Jesus was not perfect on earth. No one can be
sinless either. However, Jesus was sinless in his imperfect state
(even more remarkable when you think about it).
Food for thought...for me, at least.