Wednesday, February 28, 2007
That got me thinking. Does calling someone a bastard really hold the weight that it used to? I think it is one of those words that we are all taught not to use but we don't really know why. Like 'pissed'.
On a side note: We watched parts of a rendition of the Gospel of John in class. It was quite interesting considering the person that played Jesus also plays Desmond on Lost. Allen, a friend of mine and Dru, immediately texted Sarah (his wife) about it. She replied with this statement and question:
"Get out! At the crucifixion does he turn to the thief and say, 'See you in another life brother.'?"
That's terribly naughty...but hysterical.
Of course when Christ used the phrase it was meant towards the group or literally the generation where they would find their identity and honor or dishonor according to their particular heritage. Literally, who they were, their identity, was wrapped in who and where they came from.
Our day is a bit different in that we are not bound to socioeconomic classes in the same manner. We are able to break away from our class systems.
I guess my thinking is, and I really am not trying to be offensive here, that the label, in this particular case, does not define who you are. This is a 'common', and I use that term very very loosely, state of any number of folks in our society.
In the end, no matter how we slice and dice it, we're all on the same playing field. Everyone of us is a no good, low down, dirty, rotten, cheat, and crook who needs the grace and redemption of our Savior. Only then can we adopted out of our 'bastardly' state and adopted into the heavenly realm of the Triune Father.
I love ya...thanks for helping me rethink...
Perhaps I spoke to quickly in saying that we are not also wrapped up in our relationships or even non-relationships. We are defined by where we come from to a certain extent. I would like to put the primary focus of what I previously said on the very last paragraph. By accepting Christ we are turn re-ordering our previous lineage. We are no longer bound to the fallen earthly state but are consequently elevated to loving realm of the Trinity.
Perhaps I am still digging...I'll stop now.