Favorite things: afternoon naps
As I read the final days of Jesus’ walk to the cross I am astounded at the way an innocent man is treated.
Truly it reminds me of the modern day crucifixion of Jason Russell one of the founders of the Kony 2012 project.
Not much has really changed…
As I watched the Kony phenomenon unfold, I didn’t really weigh in on the debate, however now I find it hard to remain silent.
As it unfolded I was appalled at the way people jumped on the bandwagon without knowing much about the project they were protesting for.
Then the tune changed and Jason had an unfortunate turn of events and then suddenly everyone became his critic.
Where was diligence in researching the project, where was peoples loyalty to a man and his plea, where was the truth?
Few and far between…
It truly reminded me of the story of Easter that we all walk towards in the next 10 days.
Christ’s mission was quickly employed by thousands, but even more quickly he was denied…
They led Jesus then from Caiaphas to the Roman governor’s palace. It was early morning. They themselves didn’t enter the palace because they didn’t want to be disqualified from eating the Passover. So Pilate came out to them and spoke. “What charge do you bring against this man?” They said, “If he hadn’t been doing something evil, do you think we’d be here bothering you?” Pilate said, “You take him. Judge him by your law.” (This would confirm Jesus’ word indicating the way he would die.) Pilate went back into the palace and called for Jesus. He said, “Are you the ‘King of the Jews’?” Jesus answered, “Are you saying this on your own, or did others tell you this about me?” Pilate said, “Do I look like a Jew? Your people and your high priests turned you over to me. What did you do?” “My kingdom,” said Jesus, “doesn’t consist of what you see around you. If it did, my followers would fight so that I wouldn’t be handed over to the Jews. But I’m not that kind of king, not the world’s kind of king.” Pilate said, “What is truth?” (John 18:28-36, 38 MSG
In a world that is overwhelmingly quick to place blame on people and even quicker to declare guilty we must remember we are all innocent until proven guilty, not the other way round.
Also I want to encourage you to be slower to pick up campaign banners, do your research, visit the crew on the ground and know every part of what they stand for. Once you know enough information then be loyal to its cause to the core. Through thick and thin. There are relationships I have formed with amazing organizations on the ground, I have researched them, lived in their pockets and found them to be worthy of my trust.
Now no matter what happens I will defend them, I will stand up for them, I will be loyal
There is such a lack of loyalty in our world, a lack of integrity to a cause and lack of people willing to stand for beliefs even when it it’s no longer cool!
Social media is an amazing tool, however be aware of what your status says about you. True integrity says that you will live what you preach, not just forward a video because it evokes emotion and passion.
What does your Facebook preach about your life?
Are you truly living it?
Would you be willing to die for that cause?