Wednesday, December 20, 2017

what type of Jesus

In Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) Ricky Bobby is praying at dinner: 

Ricky: “Dear lord baby Jesus… we hope that you can use your baby Jesus powers to heal… Dear, tiny infant Jesus, we –"
Carley: “Hey, um, you know, sweetie, Jesus did grow up. You don’t always have to call him, ‘baby.’ It’s a bit odd and off-putting to pray to a baby.” 
Ricky: “Well, I like the Christmas Jesus best and I’m saying grace. When you say grace, you can say it to grownup Jesus or teenage Jesus or bearded Jesus, or whoever you want.” 

And isn't that the issue or the problem. 
We make Jesus into the type of Jesus we want him to be.
We don't listen to who he said he is or what he announced. We recreate him in our image.
This Christmas season listen to what the Gospels say about Jesus.

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