According to Potter, Son of Man was an attempt to express his anger with representations of Jesus characterised by the "...milk-and-water Christ, the Holman Hunt Light of the World Christ, or the Catholic Christ, the supra-mystical, risen-from-the-dead Christ." Jesus here is portrayed as a rebellious, fiery, Galilean carpenter who believes that people should try to love their enemies rather than fight all the time, but who is racked by self doubt as to his divinity and as to whether or not he is the popularly anticipated Messiah. Potter, himself, wrote of his Son of Man Jesus in 1992: "There's this brave, witty, sometimes oddly petulant, man striding around in an occupied territory knowing and then not wanting to know that he's bound to die and die painfully. And in the middle of it all, to say things that have never been said, about love. As a model of what human behaviour can be like, it still stand supreme."