Last week I was on a screenwriting workshop with Paul Margolis from LA. One of the many, many things we discussed was the need for a fascinating hero - someone with something missing.
I thought about my personal hero, Jesus. Does he have anything missing? Not obviously. He's perfect - and you can't say that about anyone else.
But does perfect equal boring? Or is Jesus fascinating despite it all.
After mulling it over for a while, the thought came to me that Jesus is in fact missing something. Us. The human race. He feels the need and the longing for us like we can't even imagine. That is love. That is the grand drama.