Jesus and Obedience Training

"Jesus & Obedience Training" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“Jesus & Obedience Training” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

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I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there are as many versions of Jesus out there as there are people with an opinion about him.

And, essentially, to us he is exactly what our imaginations make of him.

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5 Responses

  1. Gary says:

    Love it!

  2. Caryn LeMur says:

    I do not lean towards Jesus being imagination-derived… I think of him as more needs-derived.

    The imagination certainly ‘gets into the game’… but I think the person’s ‘needs’ have priority.

    I need a peaceful mystical experience. However, the pictures of Jesus are so many in the Gospel accounts – he was a very complex Rabbi. Yet… my mind filters out everything, except what it truly needs.

    And so, I see the Jesus That Welcomes Children, and the Jesus that Allows John to Rest on His Chest. I hear the Jesus that says, “Come to me, all you who are heavy burdened, and I will give you rest.”

    Oh, I know from my memory, many of the other facets of Jesus, by all means.

    But the one facet I embrace, is the one facet that I most need at this point in my journey.

  3. Yes. Perhaps I wasn’t clear. That’s why I put “to us he is…” because our thoughts are not the thing. The word is not the thing. Thanks for that clarity.

  4. Sid says:

    My Jesus failed obedience training and went out and upset the money changers’ tables in front of the Temple. You can read all about it in the New Testament.