(1) Jesus Was a Homeless Guy
- Jesus said that foxes have holes and birds have nests but the
Son of Man has no place to lay his head. Brings a whole new perspective
on the homeless issue. He pretty much called people to homelessness
- sell all you have and give it to the poor... pretty challenging
stuff. But most of all, having a Lord who was a homeless guy should
hopefully endow those we serve with dignity they deserve.
Makes Me Puke! – It's based on Jesus' words "if you
are neither hot, nor cold, I will spew you out of my mouth.
Loves Muslims - My 8 yr old son, Noah, wore this graphic to
church on Sunday. A woman said to him "Oh! I love your shirt!...
what does it say? Jesus... loves... MUSLIMS!" She then turned
to me and said, "well I suppose He does" in a disapproving
tone. Noah responded with "He sure does; Jesus loves everyone".
Loves Xenophobia - Satan Loves Xenophobia... the fear of foreigners.
Fear is opposite to faith, and love drives away all fear. If we
are to operate in love and faith, then we must not operate in fear
and hatred. The political climate in Australia is heating up. Even
church people are publically making statements that perpetuate fear
and hatred of non-westerners.
The graphic "Satan Loves Xenophobia" is disturbing. My
hope is that those who see it WILL feel disturbed, and that they
will subsequently feel even more disturbed next time they fire up
with their racist, fear mongering social commentaries.
(5) Misho - This
graphic has the word "Misho" across the middle of it.
In the background you'll see two question marks - the first of the
two is back-to-front. When placed together, they resemble the seductive
female form. Under this is text that reads "self-help, religious
dogma, or virtuous nature"
Missionary work can be very seductive. It can be a free ride, with
others paying your way as you travel exotic locations across the
globe being loved by all you visit and bestow the wealth of the
west upon. We need to question our motivation in all that we do.
Jesus worked out of a virtuous nature. He was moved with compassion,
he wept, and he acted out of a deep love for those he helped. He
was not deceitful, and had pure and honest motivation.
The challenge of this graphic is to love those we serve, and have
no hidden agenda or alterior motive.