Monday, May 30, 2005
Real man parties like Jesus
The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and "sinners." ' Matthew 11:19Trying to translate it to the 21st century, "tax collectors" could be mobsters and gangsters, and "sinners" was a code word for prostitutes which is still the same today. So the visual image I have is:
Jesus dancing and sipping beer with gangsters and prostitutes in a (marijuana? hashish?) smoke filled room.Yup: He would get kicked out of most Christian churches today, no question about that!
NOTE: Jesus started His ministry at 30 (Luke 3:23), and He wasn't known as a partyer as He was growing up: "Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men." Luke 2:52