Sunday, September 26, 2004

What Would Jesus [really] Do?

I can't believe I am going to quote scripture again today but I just got to thinking what Jesus would be like if he was around today. He would be in southern Africa helping the orphaned children with AIDS, our plague and scourge of the late 20th/early 21st century. He would be Dafur in Sudan, telling the nations of world that they still have a problem on their hands, with millions of people displaced and ehtnically cleansed. He would be in Chechnya and South Central Russia, negotiating between the Chechens and Russians for some sanity. He could be in Iraq attempting to fight for peace between the US occupying forces and radical Islamics.

Jesus would not be saying "The terrorists will win if you don't..." or trying to ban gay marriage. The guy hung out with the low-lifes of his day, the people no one liked, and today the people calling themselves Christians are filled with Self-Righeousness and Hatred towards their fellow man, whether it be because they are gay or because they aren't conservative or aren't Christians.

Now on to my passage, the one that inspires me to continue doing non-profit/government jobs and obsess with public policy, it is from I Timothy 6:6-12:
"Of course, there is a great gain in godliness combined with contentment; for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it; but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains. But as for you, man of God, shun all this; pursue righteousness godliness, faith love, endurance, gentleness. Fight the good fight..."

Happy Sunday everyone. I am trying to be as American as possible by going to church and watching football in the same day. If I had a yard, maybe I would do some work out there too.

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