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Thursday, February 26, 2009

So you think you want to be like Jesus?

Here are some tips for those Jesus die-hards who think they really want to be like Him.  Thanks to John Smulo for this list:

1. Get baptized by the craziest guy in town.

2. Say and do things that are guaranteed to make religious people want to kill you. Repeat again, and again, and again, and again, and again and don't stop unless forced.

3. Do amazing things for people and ask them to not tell anyone.

4. Hang out with the most despisedmarginalizedlooked down upon, and shunned people you can find.

5. When possible, forgive and restore people, even if they betrayed you.

6. Live in a way that provokes gossip.

7. Win the most grace competition.

8. Keep the party going. 

9. Serve people (note: nose plugs may be required).

10. If you're sad, cry.

11. Empower people to do the extraordinary.

12. Act like a rock star in a hotel temple.

13. Radically simplify theology.

14.Break human-made religious lawsRepeat consistently.

15.Prioritize the most important over the important.

16. Let women with questionable backgrounds pay your bills.

Not what you expected?  Isn't that the way that the people in Jesus's day reacted toward Him?  I love this list, and I want to be more like Jesus, for sure.

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