Thursday, October 13, 2011

Blog Challenge #2: Why Jesus?

It's week 2 of the October Blog Challenge. Last week I re-posted my testimony, and this week I've been asked to write about why I chose Jesus instead of Allah or Buddha or Mohammed or the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Now, I cringed a little when I saw that this was the theme for this week. I could take this as an opportunity to rip on everyone else's beliefs, but I'm not a huge jerk so I'm not going to do that! Instead I'm going to talk about the reasons I think Jesus is amazing, and kind of leave out the comparativeness that could easily come out of this.

Firstly, Jesus teaches us how to love! He's literally a living example of the Love of God. He was sent down to earth so that a God who's so huge and powerful could show us how much He loves us and show us how we're supposed to love one another! Similarly, and I know this will sound a little sick until I explain it, I think it's so amazing that He suffered! Not because people suffering is a good thing, but because His suffering is a reminder that God is vulnerable and uses that to relate to us on a more intimate and incredible level!

Honestly, I think it's all about the love! Part of me wishes I had more to say about this, but I really don't feel like I need to say anything more to justify this! And, probably, if I have a moment where I feel convicted to share some insights into how amazing Jesus is, they'll get their own blog post in due time ;)

1 comment:

  1. This resonates with me.

    I went to coffee today with a couple of classmates; one is Christian, the other Bahá'í. I'd never met anybody of the Bahá'í faith before! Their big thing is the belief that Zoroaster, Buddha, Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Bahá'u'lláh and everybody else are all authentic divine emissaries, and that God every once in a while starts a new movement within human religion, always with the goal of human progress and betterment.

    She shared this analogy: that God is like the sun and that all these human prophets are like mirrors reflecting the light of the sun. At one point she said something about how the sun itself can't come down, of course, because it would consume everybody with it's heat or whatever.

    I think definitely the thing I love about Christianity and about Jesus is their claim that the exact opposite is true; that God HAS come down in a very intimate way, and that far from being some distant force working for our good through intermediaries, God is present in tangible ways and deals with us directly.