Monday, February 8, 2010

Who do you say that He is?

Saw this in the store the other day. It's called "Pocket Jesus". He is 2 inches tall, available in assorted colors, "environmentally friendly" and comes with an inspirational quote. Oh...and they sell them right next to the "pocket Buddha's".

Let me ask you, do you believe in a "pocket-sized" Jesus? In a Jesus that can (depending on the occasion or your mood) be left on the shelf or carried with you as a good luck charm? How about a Jesus that is hard and plastic and comes in pastel colors? Do you believe in a Jesus who is inflexible? Do you believe in a Jesus whose eyes are blind, ears are deaf and whose mouth is silent? Or a Jesus without a cross, who did not suffer and does not save?

Lots of people believe lots of things about Jesus. What do you believe? It's an important question. Check out this video for some standard answers to the question from a "man on the street" perspective:

In Matthew 16, Jesus put the question to his friends this way..."Who do people say the Son of Man is?" They replied, "Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets." "But what about you?" he asked. "Who do you say I am?"

So, to you, who is Jesus? What do you believe about Him? I'd really like to know.

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