Be Careful What You Pray For

"More Like Jesus" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

“More Like Jesus” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

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It’s Holy Week, so I thought I would play around with the crucifixion theme.

Be careful what you pray for!

I always thought, when I was encouraged to be more like Christ, that it might not be a pretty sight.

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2 Responses

  1. Caryn LeMur says:

    LOL! I do remember sharing with the Latino workers next to the Vineyard church, and being rejected by the Vineyard second-tier leadership with perplexity…. after all, a transsexual following Jesus that acts like him towards foreigners?… it was too much for some.

    And Latinos were to be avoided…. at least that was the actual Vineyard doctrine at that location.

    Oh, and I told them I was bisexual.

    And…their evil re-defining of ‘bisexual’ to mean always and automatically promiscuous… instead, good grief, it is just an orientation. However…, using in-group vocabulary with new definitions in order to build walls is normal for any business culture, to include churches. They needed to dismiss me quickly, at any cost… even a lie.

    So yes, if you become like Jesus, those holding power will want to crucify you because you threaten their organizational power that they adore.

    “What shall we do? …. If we let Him alone like this, everyone will believe in Him, and the Romans will come and take away both our place and nation.” And one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said to them, “You know nothing at all, nor do you consider that it is expedient for us that one man should die for the people, and not that the whole nation should perish.”

    The story has not changed in 2,000 years.

    And after the crucifixion comes the resurrection… and I think my personal resurrection has been marvelous, filled with joy and peace, and I am still a believer. Despite the church institution.

    Yes, the story has not changed in 2,000 years.

    But… it was rather painful at the time… 😉

  2. V says:

    Wow I just read a couple of your pieces. Never heard of you before. I like what I am reading so far..