“Give me Jesus.”

You sure you want him?

If there is any substance to the stories, he’ll get in your head. And heart. He’ll expect more of you than you’re probably willing to give. He’ll expect you to take the high road- all the time. He’ll expect you to care just as much for others as you care for yourself. And no, this doesn’t jive with the prevailing drivel about self-care and self-worth, and the advertisers who make it their business to appeal to our innate selfishness as they assure us that their reason for being is to make us happy.

“Give me Jesus?” Get over yourself and your romantic notions of a westernized, anglicized savior who you carry around in your back pocket like a good luck charm.

He’ll destroy your life.

And then, according to scripture, gift you a new one.

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