Jared Witt | April 9, 2021
Jesus didn’t save humanity. He saved Zaccheus, who realized he needed more out of his relationships with others than just what he could swindle from them.
Jesus didn’t redeem humanity. He redeemed the criminal hanging beside him who said, “Remember me, when you come into your kingdom.”
Jesus didn’t forgive humanity. He forgave his executers who were casting lots for his clothing.
Jesus didn’t have compassion for humanity. He had compassion for the woman at the well who had had five husbands.
Jared Witt | April 2, 2021
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning?
Silence. No response.
I shout again into the silent vacuum.
I cry to the void and hear nothing back.
Can I speak more clearly? Did I enunciate?
Were they not the pious cries you’d hoped to hear?
I cry out differently and in a different tone.
Still nothing. Nothing. Nihilo. Silence.
Jared Witt | April 1, 2021
If you spend enough time with Jesus, there may come a time where someone looks at you a bit puzzled and says, “What kind of Christian are you, exactly?”
They’re puzzled, because you seem to show no interest in belonging to an exclusive religious club; you’re intellectually nimble and open-minded rather than calcified and dogmatic; you don’t just mindlessly discriminate against certain groups of people because the people who wrote your holy book 2,000 years ago discriminated against them; you’re less concerned with convincing them to be a Christian than you are with showing them that you are one.
In short, you associate a whole bunch of behaviors and characteristics with Jesus, which they don’t associate with Christians. And now they’re confused.
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