Thursday, January 10, 2008

WWJD is the Wrong Question!

"When someone asks you 'think about what Jesus would do', remember that a valid option is to freak out and turn over tables" Unknown author

A down-to-earth, smart, holy, and funny priest I know once gave a talk in which he said that the ubiquitious WWJD? is the wrong question for a Christian to ask.

If we want to ask what Jesus would do, we'd have to look at what He did, in fact, do, and emulate it to a "T".

Among (many, many) other things, He grew a beard, became a carpenter, remained single, lived with His Mom until He was 30, and kept kosher.

But that doesn't mean we have to do these things.

The question we should ask is not, "What would Jesus do?" but rather, "What would Jesus want me to do?"

Lunch Break, via Catholic Pillow Fight, via Christina at RealChoice


Joelle said...

I love that quote about "turning over tables" being a viable option!

Lisa said...

Ah, yes, indeed. This is a very good point!

Anonymous said...

Yes it's not really a Catholic question..

Esther said...

Just wondering what happened to that wonderful ABC Vocations post I read through Google Reader. I still have it that way with the link you used but I want to H/T you. Is that okay?

Soutenus said...

I just re-posted it, Esther. I found it at the Diocese of Grand Rapids!
I had taken the post off my blog because I felt like I was posting a little too much about Vocations at the time. Now is the perfect time to re-post :-)
Feel free to use it and H/T Diocese of Grand Rapids -- maybe people will go there and poke around on their site!

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