Friday, October 06, 2006

What does it look like?

As I finish reading The Myth of a Christian Nation, the phrase repeated in various contexts over and over again is....

"If it looks like Jesus" or "If it doesn't look like Jesus".

I was listening to the latest news about the school shootings in Pennsylvania and saw something that "Looked like Jesus". According to the news report, the community effected by this shooting...
  1. Asked for prayers for the family of the shooter.
  2. Set up a fund to support the family of the shooter.
In Luke 6:27-30 (The Message) Jesus said...
To you who are ready for the truth, I say this: Love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer for that person. If someone slaps you in the face, stand there and take it. If someone grabs your shirt, giftwrap your best coat and make a present of it. If someone takes unfair advantage of you, use the occasion to practice the servant life. No more tit-for-tat stuff. Live generously.

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