The Curt Jester (aka Jeff Miller) has tagged CMR with the following meme.
Those tagged will share 5 things they “love” about Jesus. Those tagged will tag 5 other bloggers. Those tagged will provide a link in the comments section here with their name so that others can read them.
Well, my initial impulse with anything ‘serious’ is to give as silly and ill-considered a response as possible. However, knowing that I am supposed to be an adult, I have decided to make a genuine effort at giving a thoughtful answer. In no particular order.
●I love that Jesus chose the Apostles that he did. These men were thick headed dolts who often acted out of pettiness and cowardice. Much the same way that I do. I love that he chose these men to do what they did. It gives me hope.
●I love that with forgiveness, Jesus also issued a challenge. He didn’t just say “your sins are forgiven, have a nice day”. No, with his forgiveness he issued the challenge to “Go, and sin no more.” Without this challenge, why would anyone actually have to live a Christian life?
●I love that Jesus does not treat me the way I deserve. He forgives me even though I don’t deserve it. Although I hope he wasn’t too serious about forgiving my sins as I forgive others. That could be a problem.
●I love that he loves me so much that he would have undergone the same torture and death even if I were the only one to be redeemed. Amazing!
●I love that he gave us his Mother. I love that she, in turn, always points us back to her son asking us to “Do whatever he tells you.”
There, that was my ‘serious’ effort to name five things I love about Jesus. However, because I am juvenile, here are some other ‘less serious’ reasons.
- I love that Jesus told us that we will get these super-cool ninja bodies after the general resurrection that can walk through walls and stuff…cool.
- I love that he was smart enough not to get married! (Just joking honey!)
- I love that he was so fit (all that walking!) he could run circles around Buddha!
- I love that he did that super-cool mission impossible rubber-mask trick after he rose from the dead. Walking along, pulls off the mask, “Aha! I am really Jesus” and then poof! Wicked cool!