Hi Roxanne... good question. It seems to me Christian tradition for seventeen hundred years or so has focused on the divinity of Jesus, the super human aspects, and neglected or denied the simply human. To more fully appreciate his whole story, it seemed to me that one place to start was to ask what we humans of any background, ability or disability have in common... and then hypothesize that Jesus, as a human, shared that quality.
To borrow an idea from mathematics, it seems that a least common denominator among us is the need or desire to have another human with whom to share our journey. Distortions and abuse of that ubiquitous desire account for some of life's greatest miseries and crimes. But this is not the point of my novel, it is just an observation which opens the way to consider more fully the "what if's" and "so what's" of Jesus' and Mary's lives raised in "Rabboni, My Love" which really is about their way of peace. See Tyler Tichelar's review on Amazon.com, read the book, and please let me know what you think.
Best wishes for the holidays, June Kerr