1. Sunday, December 4, 2011

    Jesus for Dummies 

    photo by etienne

    so many of my smart friends read so many fascinating books

    and they know soo sooo much about sooooo much,

    yet strangely very very few of the have read the most (mis)quoted book of them all

    but my friends will never really know how far off allegedly righteous people are.

    and probably the most misunderstood subject in the bible is Jesus himself.

    weird, because most of Jesus’s story is a pretty quick read

    as the bible may have its slow moments, but things pick up once Emmanuel appears.

    since soon we will be celebrating his birthday, why not just read the first 6 chapters of Matthew? (it should only be 6-8 pages)

    – there you can read how Jesus was born,
    – how Joseph felt when his virgin fiance was suddenly knocked up
    – what Joseph wanted to do “quietly” when he knew he didn’t have anything to do w/her condition
    – what John the Baptist ate
    – what happened when John baptized Jesus
    – how Satan tried to tempt Jesus
    – what sort of strange ailments Jesus cured the people of Syria of
    – what Jesus thinks about adultery and divorce
    – what else Jesus said you should do after you “turn the other cheek”
    – how you should pray (differently than how the hypocrites do)
    – Jesus’s stance on hoarding
    – Jesus’s stance on wealth, clothes, worrying, and eating

    and then theres this nice little part from Jesus himself to the masses:

    You are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

    Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

    Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who art in heaven.

    Matthew 5 14-16

    let your little light shine this week, rock stars