Many scholars throughout history have written about the assumed dichotomy of Jesus’ two natures: both divine and human. It is clear that Jesus of Nazareth had two sides: one clearly connected to the divine source of all life and one firmly planted in humanity, human life, and the struggles that go along with life on earth. A good example of his human side is shown when Jesus becomes enraged at the people turning a profit in the sacred temple of his tradition. He is frustrated at the corruption in his established tradition, so he violently overturns the tables of the merchants. This is a very human action. There are also many other examples written down in the bible of times when Jesus was both deeply human and deeply tested. Possibly the most poignant example is shown during his final tortured hours in the Garden of Gethsemane. He tells his disciples he is “so sad he feels as if he is dying” and prays that God will take the cup of suffering away from him so that he won’t have to be martyred, but yet at the same time the strength of his divine nature is shown as he also accepts that he has to follow his path through to the bitter end. However, he is clearly not a super hero, he is very afraid, very fragile, and clearly a mortal human being.
In the end, Jesus (as both man and God) used his evolved enlightenment to teach a messsge during his time that attempted to connect all human beings to divinity, just as he was, and he staked his own body and blood on his ideology. His teachings, his life, and his message were aimed at inspiring the same connection in others that he felt with God. He attempted to describe this connection using the patriarchal ideology and language of his time (aka: God the Father). Its unlikely, however, that he ever intended to be the only “son of God” (or child of God). It was obvious he only tried to show a way for each and every person to find what he had (and in this way he truly was a light in the darkness to guide people to a more beautiful existence and a more beautiful place within themselves).
Jesus was the man who was the necessary catalyst for his time. his culture and religion had a gaping hole, a gaping need, and through fate or divine circumstances he was the one who was put in position to possess the void. So, though he referred to himself as the “son of God” he did not intend for himself to be the only “one”, but for all to be unique children of God and to find a connection, as he had, with “the source,” “the ground of all being,” the “eternal energy of the universe” (or however one chooses to refer to what is refered to as God).
However, the essence of Jesus’ life was a deep desire for the unity of all, which is shown in the Bible verse John 17:21. He prays to God, as the end of his life looms before him. “I want all of them to be one with each other, just as I am one with you and you are one with me. I also want them to be one with us. Then the people of this world will believe that you sent me.”