what would Jesus have us do?Posted: March 25, 2011 Filed under: Society, Spirituality 3 Comments
We lost such a wonderful prophetic voice and treasure when we lost Peter Gomes. In response to the WWJD fad Gomes' observation makes so much sense. Thanks to Ann Fontaine for this.
|The question should not be "What would Jesus do?" but rather, more dangerously,
"What would Jesus have me do?"
The onus is not on Jesus but on us,
for Jesus did not come to ask semi-divine human beings to do impossible things.
He came to ask human beings to live up to their full humanity;
he wants us to live in the full implication of our human gifts,
and that is far more demanding.
I Just read this book, The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus, and it is wonderful. Such a wise man, with such an easy way with words that allow us to read deep theological issues with ease ~ and discomfort. 🙂
I have the sample of Scandalous Gospel on my Kindle. Looking forward to reading the whole book.
Let me know when you do and maybe we can have some discussion.