Though our use of reflection differs, both according to our needs and to the circumstances of the time, they have, at their core, some common elements. These include the deliberate or instinctive application of scripturally-based teachings to the facts of a particular problem. Whilst we cant kw for certain how Jesus might have acted in any given circumstances, scripture gives us sufficient guidance to allow us to have some idea of how Our Lord would have acted. Reflecting on how Jesus Christ would have responded to the sorts of human problems we face daily is one of the major challenges for Christians, today as much as two thousand years ago.
The Reverend Professor Noel Cox is a professor of law at Aberystwyth University, a priest of the Church in Wales, and a Barrister.