Wake up every morning and tell yourself that you’re flawed, and that the world is broken, and then try to fix the world by loving others as much as possible, and then, after you’ve loved others to the best of your ability, someone will inevitably eff with you. And when they do, let them. When they steal your crap, give them more. And then continue to walk humbly through life, and love the person who effed with you. Then go to bed, wake up, and do it all over again.
For all of the crap Christianity gets for its hypocrisy, for its religiosity, and its adherents, there’s one central part of it that we could all learn from: Christ. And there’s a tendency to characterize Christ as a hippie, as a SUPER nice guy. We are desperate, even as non-Christians, to place this man in some box.
And while Christianity seeks to safeguard our deaths, and offer us a pill to lead us to Magical Gold Land, Christ offered a way of living that is 100% counter to this ridiculous graphic.
So today, props to the man who presented an impossibly humble way of living. Not a way of living that glorified defeat, and not a way of living that allows others to walk all over you, but a way of living that challenged the system at its most basic level. A way of living that cut through our identities of badass bitch, of quirky snarky guy, of liberal, of male, of vegan, of Christian, of gay, of hypersexual, of parent, of child, of American, of insertcareerhere, of literally everything, and revealed a common denominator of brokenness.
Happy Good Friday, folks.