The best (classic) rendition of Jesus Christ: Robert Powell as our Lord and Savior in 1977’s “Jesus of Nazareth”. Photo courtesy of pinterest.com
WHAT WOULD OUR LORD AND SAVIOR DO?
HOW WOULD HE REACT TO ALL THE NEGATIVE MADNESS THAT’S CURRENTLY GOING ON IN THIS COUNTRY?
Although I have accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, asking him to forgive my sins and come into my life a few years ago, I don’t regard myself as overly religious.
I have never been a pushy salesman (and I never intend to be one), getting into strangers’ faces and forcefully telling them, “You’re going to go to hell unless you accept Jesus right now!” like some folks do, which has happened to me on college campuses and elsewhere.
And I have definitely not gone around knocking on people’s doors like the Jehovah’s Witnesses are famous for doing.
In fact, what I’ve always liked to say was…
“I’ve accepted and believe that Jesus Christ is my personal Lord and Savior.”
“I also believe in religious freedom, and that it’s neither my place nor my business to tell people how to worship God, or to force others to believe what I believe.”
Having said that…
I’ve often wondered what our Lord would do and say if He visited these United States of America today, how He would react to all the negativity that’s been going on.
Here are my guesses; of course there are merely my opinions:
I like this pic, young folks paying homage to our Savior. Photo courtesy of christianity.com
For starters, I have a very good idea about what Jesus would say to guys like Donald Trump and all of the other billionaires who earned their riches off of the backs of the poor and working class,
“Go and sell everything you have, and give the money to the poor, and you shall have treasure in Heaven.” (Matthew 19:21)
And after Trump and the rest of the billionaires walked away after giving Jesus an incredulous look that said, “I can’t do that!”, our Lord would comment:
“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of God.” (Matthew 19:24)
This is proof that Jesus is the Original Socialist as His creed was, in a nutshell – besides believe in Him and that He is the Son of God who rose from the dead for our sins,
SHARE THE WEALTH AND HELP THE POOR.
Which was what Karl Marx would later advocate in the 19th century.
Speaking of the poor, Jesus would also spend much of not all of his time among the homeless and others who are so-called “down and out”, comforting them and doing whatever was necessary to ease their suffering.
I’m also convinced that He would say this to those ministers and others from the religious right, those who have displayed their animosity and extreme lack of compassion for gays, people of color, and anyone else who doesn’t think exactly like them, as well as anyone who is among the less fortunate, those who have lost their jobs and homes through no fault of their own who are basically told by these far right folks to shove it and pull themselves up by their own bootstraps when their boots have been taken away:
“I never knew you.” (Matthew 7:23)
I know there’s a lot of other stuff that our Lord would be doing if He was in this country today, but to list them all would take several hours.
Hopefully I have provided a tiny bit of comfort to those who aren’t having it so good.
A quote from one of the greatest women – people, really – who ever lived. Photo courtesy of pinterest.com