SarnDuro said:More about Jesuss divinity and about his relations with the rest of the world can be found in passage 5:30. A woman who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years had the idea to touch his clothes to get better. At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him. He turned around in the crowd and asked, Who touched my clothes? While Jesus looked around, the woman, healed, came and knelt before him and confessed everything. He said to her, in 5:34, Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering. I take this passage to mean not that Jesus had actually lost power (which is how I first read it) but rather simply that the woman had somehow taken what was not hers to take, and took advantage of Jesus in doing so. I would have thought Jesus was immune to this, but apparently not. I can see that the message of forgiveness is present here. Should this also mean that even selfish followers who are not pure in their faith can still be saved by becoming pure? This could also seem to suggest that physical artifacts associated with Jesus can be seen as having some power of their own right. The Holy Grail springs to mind, though I havent noticed it yet in these writings.