Most stories have a "Jesus" character, or Christlike character, that sacrifices all for the sake of others or loves when love is impossible or embodies a Christlike characteristic. Using a character to embody the act of sacrificial love may be the main theme, a sub plot, or even back story to set the plot in motion. Why? Because they inspire us. They inspire love, courage, and the desire to be a better person. Christlike characters help us expand beyond ourselves and understand there's something "bigger than me" whether a cause or greater good.
My favorite: The grandmother in Dante's Peak jumps into an acidic lake after the volcano erupts. Her family is so important to her, she refuses to allow any of them to perish. We see her slide into the blistering water and pull the boat to safety sealing her own fate, but saving all the rest. Would you?
A-Z blogging letter "J" challenge: Find the Jesus character in a book or movie you love and share it here. I'll give away a copy of Creative Cooking for Simple Elegance ebook to one lucky winner that shares their favorite "Jesus" character example. *Winner will be announced on Sunday.
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