Now that I’ve determined I want to do this blog writing thing again, I’ve run up against the problem that I don’t have time to blog properly every day, not in the way I truly want to, which is in depth. I need a couple of hours usually to research and type up a good entry.
But sometimes inspiration comes to you in a flash! Or a song! Or a mistaken radio setting!
I have my clock-radio set to use the radio as a wake-up instead of the alarm, so I can claw my way to consciousness every morning listening to the dulcet tones of whoever is talking on NPR at the time I need to get up. But the dial must have gotten bumped because today at six am I awoke to a man singing about how wonderful it was going to be to, “…walk beside you…”
“Aww,” my foggy brain thought of walking beside someone through life… “how sappily adorable. Make it stop, please? Why are they playing this romantic shit on NPR?” But no, NPR had not gone inexplicably saccharine, the radio dial had gotten bumped slightly from 89.5 WNIJ (DeKalb NPR) to 91.1 (Positive, Encouraging, K-Love). I was still too groggy to get up and hit the snooze button or change the dial.So…I’m not a Christian. We’ll get into what my spiritual beliefs are another time. But I do wonder about Jesus, whether he was a real person and really went through all those trials and how did he feel afterwards? What was his favorite food? Did he like travelling or was he all about just getting back to the hotel? Was he an introvert or an extrovert? Did he miss not having sex or did he actually have sex and they covered it up later?
The song continued and singer asked would he stand there in
awe or fall on his knees…he was lyrically imagining a meeting with Jesus
Christ. I assume after the singer had died; I don’t know if Jesus comes to
visit people while they’re still alive. I think the angels are supposed to do
Giraudon/Art Resource, NY
|"I've been watching you sleep."|
picture credit: The Passion of The Christ
If you could truly meet Jesus, what would you ask him? Ignore that bit about you not having any knowledge of Hebrew or Aramaic and Jesus not speaking your language…you can communicate, okay? We’re imagining here, don’t piss on my fun. If you could ask him stuff, what would you ask him and why? Be creative please, don’t give me fifteen versions of, ”Dude, what is up with your followers? Some of them are really scary!”
"Tell me, what was it really like to arm-wrestle Satan? Did you guys get a beer afterwards?"
If you think this entry smacks of a Cracked.com article, you are correct! I've read far too much of them lately. Right now I don't care if I'm derivative. But in the interests of being slightly more intellectual here is a vastly more scientific idea of what Jesus may have sort of looked like, from Popular Mechanics. Yeah, I know, just read it.
picture credit: BBC photo library