Paradox is at the very heart of Jesus’ purpose and preaching.

In his first public speech, Jesus clearly lays out his mission, which rings with the paradoxical.

‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to let the oppressed go free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.’
-Luke 4:18-19-