I was tagged by Kevin. The instructions are:
1. Those Tagged will share 5 things they dig about Jesus.
2. Those tagged will tag 5 other bloggers.
3. Those tagged will provide a link in the comments section here of their meme so that others can read them.So here it goes:
1. Jesus roasted fish for his disciples on the beach at sunrise. I have good memories of having roast bluefish for breakfast on the beach growing up (I wrote about this in a previous post).I’m supposed to tag 5 others. I hate tagging others, just like I’ve never forwarded a chain letter, so I am going to be a non-conformist here. But I’d love to see how others might answer this meme, especially Murf as well as those of you from other traditions and religions. So if you're up for it, go for it.
2. Jesus enjoyed good food and drink and conversation. He was the life of the party at weddings and banquets.
3. Jesus made time for children. I never trust anyone who doesn’t have time for children.
4. Jesus loves sinners. This gives me hope.
5. Jesus gave his life for the life of the world. I love that phrase, “for the life of the world,” which comes out of the Russian Orthodox liturgy.
MEME #2: Christ, another meme!
This meme comes from Poefrika, a wonderful poet from Africa. He did it with his two children, a son that’s nine and a daughter that’s seven. If you can, please take part and report your findings on your blog, or in the comments section here:
1. Tell a child who's not older than twelve that you're going to show them two pictures, and that their job is to tell you which one of them is Jesus Christ.
2. First show this image: IMAGE 1, then this one: IMAGE 2, and each time ask, "Is this Jesus Christ?"
3. What did they say? Report your findings on your blog or here.
4. Write a short note about whether it's the result you expected, and if not, what should we do as parents to make sure we get the result we expect?
5. This is a sensitive issue, don't tag anyone. Hope for volunteers, instead.
When I showed my daughter the first picture and asked if it was Jesus Christ, she said no. My heart dropped a bit thinking that she couldn’t imagine a Jesus of another race. Then I showed her the second one and she also said that wasn’t Jesus. When I asked her why, she said that we don’t know what Jesus looks like and then quoted from the sermon she heard on Sunday (the pastor was preaching on the second commandment—no graven images) and said we don’t know what Jesus looked like.