For some reason, I felt the urge to paint Jesus today. And yes, that’s a rainbow reference to the LGBTQ community. I wanted to paint Jesus just as the man I think he was. A man with a strong will, compassionate intentions and no judgments. Some may say a Bodhisattva, a son of God or an enlightened being. While painting I realized that with all his good intentions he had set himself up for a horrific struggle. In realizing his potential, he faced the darkest dwells of mankind. But I believe that Jesus knew what he had set himself up for and faced his struggle with a smile. Jesus fully realized his potential by strong will, courage, wisdom, and kindness. He never backed down. And to this day still, millions of people find faith in his loving intentions. If our courage and faith in ourselves could only be as strong as Jesus’s was, we would all certainly realize our full potentials. Every single one of us.