Jesus rode into Jerusalem cheered on by the people who a week later would be yelling "Crucify Him!" He was betrayed by one of his closest friends and denied by another. He was hung on a cross even though he was innocent. He speaks his last words and dies a horrible death. Crazy as it sounds, this is part of Jesus' plan to take over the world.
If I was Jesus, I'd mess you up!
Three days after he was crucified, Jesus stops being dead. He gets up, talks to his homies and even shows them the nail marks in his hands and feet for those who don't believe it's him. If I were Jesus, I would have laid down completely still in a room and then when all the disciples came in, jumped up and said:
Gotcha! I'm not dead, suckas! By the way, thanks a lot for all your support when I was going through that whole 'murdered while innocent' thing. In case you didn't notice, I just rose from the dead so I obviously have some super powers and I can assure you that I'm gonna use everything in my arsenal to exact my vengeance on you.
But instead, Jesus forgives, reinstates and encourages his followers.
I'm starting to think I may have something to learn from this guy.