La-Z-Jesus

Oh, the symbolism of this item is poignant, even if it is a spoof:

Via The American Jesus (HT Hemant Mehta)

That’s exactly what so many Christians do with Christianity. It talks about being crucified with Christ, about taking up one’s cross, about selling all one has and giving it to the poor and following Jesus. And we find ways of turning it into something that we can be comfortable with, something that allows us to be the victors, instead of joining Jesus among the victims.

If your Christianity is about you being right, or getting what you want, I would suggest that you take a careful look to see whether you are reclining on La-Z-Jesus, instead of following one that even slightly resembles the historical Jesus.

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  • Steve Gibbs

    John Betjeman talked about ‘clinging onto faith with his eyelids’… which I suppose might suggest that modern life itself is a form of extended cross. Where meaning has flown people are in the armchair wondering what precisely to die for? Crossing the room and talking appears to be the most disturbing tortuous task for the existentially secure.

  • northstar19

    One correction: Lord Jesus was not and is not a “victim.” He is a great conqueror. And through him, we can also become great conquerors.

  • northstar19

    Maybe. Maybe. But did you know? The suffering of the cross has been completely burnt up by the sunburst of celebration. Even now.

  • northstar19

    I love the work of art, though. Hilarious. And wise.