ESCAPING DOMESTICATED RELIGION
I think that you can make a good case for Jesus being feral. If feral means that something/somebody has returned to a natural state from one of captivity or domestication, then I reckon that Jesus fits. Consider this:
I think that you could make a similar case for Paul, Francis, and other significant religious teachers. We don’t think of them as feral because they went on to claimed and honoured by institutional religion.
Moreover, I sense that we are all called to become, to some extent feral, but that we are fearful of it. We prefer to remain in a child-like state of dependence on authority figures rather than grow into spiritual maturity. Religions tend to encourage this, making simple things complicated. It’s a matter of power I suspect.
My experience is that a loving God has already given us most of what we need to know about God and life; most people have some spiritual experience; prayer is as natural as breathing, and we are better at it than we think. If we learn to pay attention, God will teach us what else we need to know through our everyday experience of life; and angels frequently appear to support us on our journey.
But feel free to disagree.
[cf The God you already know edited by Roy Gregory and Henry Morgan]