Now let me explain what I mean by cool. I have a friend that forgets my birthdays; borrows money from me and always have excuses for not paying it back. He stayed at my house for three weeks, even though he promised to be out in two days. When he did finally leave, my house was a wreck. He emptied the fridge, broke my favorite chair, and put a dent in my car. Guess what? I’m cool with that. I accept him as he is and ask for no more.
It makes me wonder if Jesus is willing to have the same type of relationship with us. You’ve seen it. People call on Jesus all the time: Jesus please help me get that raise; Jesus heal this pain; Oh dear Jesus please let me win the lottery (ok I’ve used that one); Jesus this and Jesus that. It seems we are quick to call on the All Mighty in times of need but do we keep the Sabbath? Do we treat our fellow human beings as brothers and sisters? Do we do the right thing even if it would be easier not to?
It is important to state that I’m not here to espouse any particular religious view or faith at all. My blog is nothing more than my meandering thoughts where I often express the irony of life.
It seems to me that faith for some has taken on a Pseudo-Religious status. We shape religion around our life, not the other way around. We want the type of faith which allows us to do what we want.
All too often I see people using their religion like a cloak, when it’s cold they draw it near and tight, but when all is fair they toss it aside. This isn’t religion it’s a fashion statement. Faith shouldn’t be convenient, it should challenge you. It should set you apart and bring out the very best of you when all you want is to release the worse.
For a lot of people out there, they better hope Jesus is cool.