The Bible tells us that Jesus was very God of very God, and very man of very man. That he was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. So there was no corruption in him, right? If you’re like me, you’ve gotta be wondering if this perfection and total lack of corruption extended to his body’s metabolic processes. What I’m wondering is : did he have perfect digestion? He never sinned, thus he never ate, or drank, more than he needed to survive, right? Although accused of it, Jesus was no glutton. Even as a babe at his mother’s breast–no more milk than needed for survival, for healthy growth. So I’m wondering, on account of him being perfect and all, was his metabolism perfect? I mean his body had to have completely and efficiently utilized everything he ate, right? On account of the fact that there was no decay in him at all, I’ll bet he didn’t, you know, have to use the facilities.
Ok, so that’s ridiculous, I know.
Point is sometimes I think we forget that Jesus suffered every ignominy of what it is to be human–including, not to be too indelicate, taking a dump. That’s the very man of very man part quoted above. God’s plan of redemption included experiencing the stings, the joys, the sorrows, the indelicacies of being human. (So, whatever it is, He knows). And all without sin. Imagine that.
Note: this post’s original title, Did Jesus Poop? was deemed too provocative by some. Thus to safeguard these delicate sensibilities, I’ve changed to the more innocuous title you see above.