If Jesus Had a Blog
If Jesus had a blog I wonder what he would have written? Maybe something like:
I can’t believe it. I made this wine the other day for a party after they ran out and still some people complained that there was not enough Merlot. Then the Chardonnay crowd asked what year was the vintage? Speaking of fruit, I wanted to remind them of that story about that first couple who picked some fruit that they were supposed to leave on the tree. Those folks at the party needed to be made aware that even though Adam and Ever were not picking grapes it was then that the wrong questions started to be asked, but I decided just to let them enjoy the party.
Then the other day I had to break up a fight between James and John. They both wanted to be “number one.” I tried to tell them that being number one on my team might mean being the water boy instead of the quarterback but they only looked at me like I had two heads.
I guess the thing that surprises me most about people is how no one seems to be paying attention to life. In the midst of some theological debate the other day between Peter and Thomas I put my hand up and told them to hush up. Then I made the whole lot sit down right where they were standing.
It happened to be in the middle of a field and I’m sure they wondered why I told them to sit. I then asked them where it was that they were sitting. Thomas said, “Well it’s a field Lord.” “Yes but what’s in the field?”
Finally Matthew said, “Uh flowers?” I then picked one of the wild flowers and held it in front of Peter. He always wants to be the leader so I thought I would give him a chance.
“Peter, what is this?” He looked at me as if he felt sorry for me and responded, “It’s a flower Lord.” “Well ponder this flower for a while and you’ll start understanding that life is more than the worry all of you have about who is first and what we are going to eat tomorrow.”
No one said anything for a while, which was good. I need to teach this bunch how to be silent and listen. There is going to come a time when they will need that skill.
I had an interesting conversation the other day with a woman at a well. I needed to be away by myself and besides I was thirsty. This woman was there when I arrived and she started to hurry off knowing that she was not supposed to be seen alone with a man especially in the middle of the day.
I stopped her and asked her if she could lower the bucket and get me a drink since she was getting ready to fill her water jug. “I’m not supposed to even be talking to you. Number one, I am a woman and you are a man; and number two I can see that you are a Jew and you obviously know I am a Samaritan.”
“What if I told you I don’t care about number one or number two? I care about you and besides I’m thirsty. By the way what if I told you that I could give you the kind of water that would quench your thirst forever?”
“The well’s not that deep sir.”
“Maybe you ought to go ask your husband about all this.”
“Well I don’t really have a husband at the moment.”
“I see…then these guys you are hanging around, who are they.”
“How did you know that?”
“I know things.”
“Are you some kind of prophet?”
“You could say that.”
“A lot of us have been looking for a really great prophet to come along and finally set thing right.”
“What if I told you that I’m your guy? How about a drink of that water; yours and mine…”
It was an interesting conversation and unlike my dear thick headed disciples I think she understood what was going on. I’m pretty sure her life will never be the same.
Well this blogging thing is interesting. I might keep it up but then things are getting rather hectic so hopefully some other folks will write down some of what I’m doing and what I’m trying to say.
That’s all for now and if you’re reading this remember, “Blessed are those who have eyes to see and who really take the time to see.”