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Jesus, a little bit wild?
27 September, 2011, 11:52 pm
Filed under: appreciation, sharing, things i like

Browsing through SheLoves Magazine online, I came across this post written by Kelly Johnson-Nikondeha (posted 15 Feb. 2011).

 Not too long ago my seven-year-old son approached me, saying: “I am scared of Jesus, Mom.”

My immediate response was, “Why?”

“Well, Jesus is a little bit wild,” he said.

The essence of Jesus. He didn’t see things (and does not) how we see them. Kelly wrote ‘He see importance where we see insignificance. , He names hypocrisy where we boast religiosity, He models non-violence when we would sanction violence to protect a beloved friend. Jesus upends so many of our long-held assumptions about the world and even His Kingdom, that it can be unsettling–like tables turned, coins scattered and bird feathers gone amuck like confetti cluttering the air.’

Kelly concluded that the more she thought about her son’s epiphany, the deeper truth she came was that Jesus is ‘a lot wild’. After confessing her view of Jesus as a pastel, domesticated type she then goes on to list some marks of wildness she has seen in Jesus: He challenges who I love, pushing me to the extreme of loving my enemies. He pushes me to extend the guest list at my partiesHe forces me to rethink my politics. He even confronts me with economic realities.  

‘…as one who lives in bright colors with a mischievous glint in His eyes. He is an untamed savior who knocks over our sacred cows and church bells as He demonstrates what God’s Kingdom is really all about. It is wild–and it is good. And, yes, it is a little bit scary, too.’

now, isn’t that somethin’…it is wild–and it is good. -c

To read Kelly’s full post, click the link. http://shelovesmagazine.com/2011/jesus-a-little-bit-wild/


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