29 March 2013

so what if Jesus is wearing boots?

happy easter weekend, shugs.
this video always comes to mind around easter.
and i always cry.
thankful for Jesus's ultimate sacrifice, and everything He does for me every single day.

i came across this in southern living - well, not the picture, but the mention that this statue is in evergreen cemetery in paris, tx.
check out the footwear.

apparently, there was some controversy about Him wearing cowboy boots.
who gives a shit if He was wearing boots?
i don't get it. 

that's just it - Jesus wasn't all snobby and critical - talkin crap about people who didn't have sandals like his.
He wanted to tell all about God's love to everyone - drunks, prostitutes, thieves, everybody.
He hung out with people that some of us would just judge and avoid.
He spoke his piece, but He did not spread hate and go around gossiping.
a lot of people are turned off to any thought of Jesus because of how some of His followers behave - with the pressure to do this, do that, come to this, come to that, and the self-righteousness and the constant talk of burning in hell.

humans made organized religion.
humans are the ones all caught up in which religion is 'right'. well, we all believe that our own belief is the 'right' one, or else what is the point, no?
and it's human nature to judge and be selfish and try to correct others - i don't care who you are.
i have to pray against selfishness and passing judgement daily.
there are churches out there that i wouldn't set foot in because you feel judged and gossiped about from the second you walk through the door.
this is not how Jesus taught us to be.
it's easy to get caught up in the church you attend, and lose sight of Jesus himself.

none of us is perfect, myself included fo sho! 
Lord knows I got plenty that needs workin' on.
i read crap everyday on facebook and on blogs and whatnot that pisses me off.
but, if I'm going to follow Jesus, then i need to love people anyway.
i need to pray for them because i love them, and not because i think they need to be 'fixed' in some way.
and i need to pray for me - that i can be an example of love, and patience, instead of judgment and frustration.
i need to trust Jesus.
and let Him worry about the judging (of myself included)

hope y'all have a great weekend.
lookin' forward to seeing family, church, and hopefully eatin' some deviled eggs.



Abigaylemae said...

<3 this post...hope you and the hubs have a BLESSED Easter! :O)

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

"humans are the ones all caught up in which religion is 'right'. well, we all believe that our own belief is the 'right' one, or else what is the point, no?"

Love you hard for this. Happy Easter! Enjoy your Jesusing this weekend!

put a bow on it [kaitlyn] said...

love you so much for this. I know I can always come here to find you speaking the truth!

Annabelle said...

You're so right! Great post!

Suze said...

Amen! Happy Easter.

Amanda @ The Barstows: Our Little House on the {West Texas} Prairie said...

Yes yes yes and yes. I know WWJD? is like 10 years outta style but I do my best to live by it. Probably my favorite thing about Jesus- besides the fact Him and I will get to hang out forever because of Him- would be that he loved the losers, the sinners, the ones that no one else would love..