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Monday, November 22, 2010

Following Jesus: It's Just that Difficult.

Who in the world is responsible for coming up with T-shirt's like this one?

First, it is beyond cheesy.  The only less cheesy thing than this would be a bobble head Jesus.  And guess what?  Those are real too.  I have a poster of one outside of my office letting everyone know just how foolish these products are.

Second, the message on the T-shirt is totally false.  Since when did following the Person who demands your total loyalty AND not to mention...your life, become easy?  Maybe the person who came up with this shirt wanted something snazzy in order to draw people into the Christian faith?  But if you are going to take this approach, at least have the MESSAGE of the shirt match up with what the MESSENGER really said and taught.

This kind of teaching found in this shirt is prevalent in the Church.  You know what I am talking about: when people stand up and and tell others that belief in Jesus will wipe away every problem, fill their bank accounts, and God will heal everybody from everything.

Isn't it about time we stop getting things backwards?  The whole point of the Christian faith was for you and I to bend to God's Will instead of the other way around. 

If you are catching yourself staring at the screen for a prolonged period of time, I am guessing that the above statement may have been a jolt to your system.   The truth is, following Jesus reminds me of a quote I heard long ago..."Love is free, but oh how it costs"    

Maybe it is time for you to reflect on your view(s) of God.
Are you asking God to bend to your will?
Or are you trying to serve His?

-Let the soul searching begin-

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