Jesus says to his disciples, "Okay boys let's go out there and love those they call 'sinners' by respecting their freedom and treating them with dignity." The disciples all look afraid and think, "Oh no!"
JESUS FREAKS OUT HIS DISCIPLES
The disciples are freaking out in this cartoon they know the risks of loving people, respecting their personal freedom, and treating them with dignity.
Because if you're a sinner, the religious authorities and their followers believe you need to make yourself loveable, and they do this by trying to control you and by treating you like they think you deserve until you've earned respect and live in what they believe is dignified.
When I look closely at the life of Jesus portrayed in the gospels, I think his number one priority was personal freedom over the group.
Which is why he always got into trouble.
And the disciples instinctively knew this.
Just do it on your social media or blog or wherever you express yourself. Do what Jesus does in this cartoon and see how long you can get away with it before someone speaks up to correct you.
I mean, this is almost always what gets me into trouble.
But it won't stop me.
And it won't stop you either. Will it!?