Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Flashbacks: Which Is More Holy?

At first I didn't want to repost this entry from December 4, 2009.  It's different from what I post now.  My picture choices promote the White Savior Complex I didn't even know existed in 2009, although in my defense, I was naively falling in love with global missions, not consciously promoting White Man as the answer to the world's problems.  

Also, my focus then was totally on the monetarily poor, the physically sick.  Now I remember that some of the richest people in the world are equally impoverished and diseased spiritually.  Yes, Jesus helped the poor, but he also blessed rich little Zaccheus and ate with Pharisees.

Still, I like this post.  The call to action.  To challenge status quo.  To hear Jesus' words and actually ACT.  It may be a hokey post, but in many ways, I pray to get back there.  

And hey, pictures are worth a thousand words.

When Jesus said to feed the hungry, what did He mean?

When He said, "Let the little children come to Me," did He only mean a certain nationality or economic class?

And we He said that "family" is no longer defined by OUR common blood, but by the blood of Christ, did He mean it?

"There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus."  - Galatians 3:28