This post may bother some of us who think of Christ as a Superhero Santa Claus who saves us from all of our problems and makes all of our wishes come true. What if Jesus’ greatest power is being a friend who loves us no matter what and considers what is best for us and just keeps it Super Real? A lot of us distance ourselves from Christ’s teachings and lifestyle, because we ignore his humanity. We make him a symbol of the unattainable rather than seeing that he lived his life to show us what was possible in us. He didn’t want us walking around being less than who we were created to be because we wanted to fit in. He lived so that we could live outstandingly. That’s why I say he does not care what we think, but he loves us. Consider that many of us entertain thoughts that are not worth thinking about and are not life giving. If he considered all of the garbage that we think about, I do not believe he would have had a very effective ministry. That being said, check out the verses below for examples of how Jesus loves without caring.
12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. 13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
And they sent to Him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are true, and teach the way of God in truth; nor do You care about anyone, for You do not regard the person of men.
8 “So when evening had come, the owner of the vineyard said to his steward, ‘Call the laborers and give them their wages, beginning with the last to the first.’ 9 And when those came who were hired about the eleventh hour, they each received a denarius. 10 But when the first came, they supposed that they would receive more; and they likewise received each a denarius. 11 And when they had received it, they complained against the landowner,12 saying, ‘These last men have worked only one hour, and you made them equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat of the day.’ 13 But he answered one of them and said, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14 Take what isyours and go your way. I wish to give to this last man the same as to you. 15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I wish with my own things? Or is your eye evil because I am good?’16 So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.”
14 And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers doing business. 15 When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overturned the tables. 16 And He said to those who sold doves, “Take these things away! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!”
31 Then His brothers and His mother came, and standing outside they sent to Him, calling Him. 32 And a multitude was sitting around Him; and they said to Him, “Look, Your mother and Your brothers[a] are outside seeking You.” 33 But He answered them, saying, “Who is My mother, or My brothers?” 34 And He looked around in a circle at those who sat about Him, and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! 35 For whoever does the will of God is My brother and My sister and mother.”
21 From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.22 Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!” 23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. 26 For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
Categories: Authenticity, Authority, Cares, Christ, Consciousness, Jesus, Kindness, Love, Playing Roles, Self Esteem, Soul
admittedly, i am lazy about reading anything these past months, no years, but this is a fav…just the subject made me laugh…so thanks for the gloriously funny truth again….
On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 11:29 AM, The Roofless Churchs Blog wrote:
> ** > therooflesschurch posted: “ This post may bother some of > you who think of Christ as a Superhero Santa Claus who saves you from all > of your problems and makes all of your wishes come true. What if Jesus’ > greatest power was b”
I always enjoy reading your posts/blog. It’s encouraging, not only for me to keep writing but spiritually as well.