Sunday, May 19, 2013

Jesus Waving 1984

Most Christians believe that Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spiritborn of a virgin, performed miracles, founded the Church, died sacrificially by crucifixion to achieve atonementrose from the dead, and ascended into heaven, from which he will return.[16] The majority of Christians worship Jesus as the incarnation of God the Son, who is the Second Person of the Holy Trinity.[17] 

My own personal Jesus is a guy who wears heavy sandals with thin, patterned socks that creep up to his mid calves and is always in shorts, no matter how cold it is outside.  He probably has a little more polyester in his closet than is good for him (all that out-gassing).  I think he's someone you wouldn't want to spend much time with the first time you meet him,  but a what a friendly guy.  It turns out he is someone who will help you change out your swamp cooler just from sheer niceness, who offers without being asked.  As your work on the roof together, before you know it, you are telling him about your problems at work with your colleagues, and how you got in a fight with your wife this morning and you don't know exactly why.  You tell him you didn't want to say all those mean things but you did and now she won't talk to you. He just listens quietly, and every now and then he'll make a comment that shows that he is listening, that he hears what you are saying, and you know he feels for you, shares some of your pain.  There is no judgement, just kindness and concern.  You keep talking, and before you know it the cooler is done, and you both have agreed that you need to get down off the roof and tell your wife how sorry you are, that you love her, and that you just didn't know where all that black stuff came from.  Maybe the problems with the colleagues...? Jesus suggests.  And you realize he's right.

1 comment:

  1. This would by my Jesus too! Do we go to the same church?! So glad I found you again - have a book of yours; Holly Roberts 1989 - 1999, and love your work!

    Will be following your blog!


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