Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Reflections: Some Hard Saying


What follows here are two pretty much unedited comments I made on a Facebook status update that asked the burning question: "Can a person be a Republican or a Democrat and Follow Jesus?"

I commented as follows (with some minor modification):

 Nobody follows Jesus. St. Francis, and a few others, made a good run at it. Somebody will say "Mother Teresa." Uh-huh. Well, mean-spirited as it was, much of what Hitchens said about her was true, unfortunately. Nobody can function in modern civilized society and follow Jesus. Jesus was an anti-establishment, subversive, drop-out, who lived only for the next world. And that is what He asked of his disciples. 

But, on second thought, I shouldn't say "nobody," because I can't know that. But if that person is out there, he is a filthy, smelly beggar, living on the street, with a heart full of sorrowful love for each and every distracted, deluded,  ego-burdened soul who hurries on by him without giving him a look.

That, my friends, is the cold, hard truth. 

 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's pretty harsh, Rodak.

Rodak said...

That's what makes it "hard saying." The truth is tough to assimilate.

Anonymous said...

The 'truth' is always a matter of opinion - there is no one truth - and that's the truth!

Katley said...

I don't think Jesus would have been accepted by too many people had he been born in the 20th century.

Rodak said...

Nor was he accepted by very many people when he was born in the first century...