As it is the celebration of Prophet Jesus AS birth, celebrated by our Christian brothers, I have collected some narrations about Prophet Jesus AS. These are mainly from the book :  Jesus through Shiite Narrations by by Mahdi Muntazir Qa’im which can be read in full here.

Imam `Ali b. Abi Talib said:

“If you desire I will tell you about Jesus the son of Mary. He used a stone for his pillow, put on coarse clothes and ate rough food. His condiment was hunger. His lamp at night was the moon. His shade during the winter was just the expanse of earth eastward and westward. His fruits and flowers were only what grows from the earth for the cattle. He had no wife to allure him, nor any son to give grief, nor wealth to deviate [his attention], nor greed to disgrace him. His two feet were his conveyance and his two hands his servant.”

Jesus [a] was with his apostles, when his apostles said, “O Teacher of Goodness, guide us.” …

So Jesus said, “Moses [a], the prophet of Allah, commanded you to not fornicate, whereas I command you to not have thoughts of fornication in your mind, in addition to not fornicating. For one who has thoughts of fornication in his mind is like on who kindles a fire in a decorated house. The smoke ruins the decorations, even if the house does not burn.”

Jesus said, “O assembly of Apostles! I have a request of you. Fulfill it for me.”

They said, “Your request is fulfilled, O Spirit of God!” Then he stood up and washed their feet. They said, “It would have been more proper for us to have done this, O Spirit of God!”

Jesus said, “Surely it is more fitting for a scholar to serve the people. I humbled myself only so that you may humble yourselves among the people after me, just as I humbled myself among you.”

Then Jesus said, “Wisdom is developed by humility, not by pride, just as plants grow from soft soil and not from rock.”