If Jesus Walked Today- Ch. 1:Truth is Beautiful…
So Jesus walks into a bar, and actually sits down. He orders a blue moon with an extra orange slice and looks up at the television. Nascar is on, and everybody knows that Jesus hates Nascar, so he asks the bartender if he could kindly have the remote. The bartender smiles at his savior and obliges, handing Jesus the remote. With the remote control in hand Jesus becomes Jesus even more, and with the power of the remote control begins to scour the channels that the satellite company has provided. He stops on Discovery Channel, where he sees a heard of elephants defending their calf from a pride of marauding lionesses. Soon Jesus gets bored and he changes the channel. Then Jesus stops on Fox News. Bill O’Reilly’s voice thunders from the TV and so he presses mute. Pitiful, pitiful, pitiful… Jesus whispers under his breath and the bartender becomes intrigued. Jesus changes the channel again and stops on TBN, and a woman with pink hair standing about two feet off her head, is talking about sewing a seed of faith. She said she accepted all major credit cards. The bartender watches as Jesus’ face takes on a very visible frustration. My, my. Things just never change… The Christ whispers again. Then Jesus stops on a music video channel. A Marilyn Manson music video is playing, and Jesus smiles.
Jesus puts down the remote and lights up a clove. The bartender was shocked! Jesus was smoking and drinking and watching an anti-Jesus artist, at his bar? His pastor would never believe this.
“Jesus, why are you in a bar drinking beer, smoking cloves and watching Marilyn Manson?” The man now had an openly uncomfortable expression on his face.
“Well friend, the church down the road kicked me out. They said I was too “emerging”, and that what I was saying was too post modern. So here I am. I came here for some honesty.” Jesus smiled at the tv and points at the dark figure writhing around on a stage. “That is honesty and it is more beautiful than what I just witnessed down the road. At least he is being honest with me!”
The bartender was still pretty shocked. “Guess I won’t be back there anytime soon!” He laughed to himself while he filled another pint for Christ.
“Not if you want to see me, you won’t.” Jesus smiled and turned off the TV. “Hey, and don’t forget that extra orange!”
Truth is beautiful.
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