Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Getting to the heart of things

"Reflection of God" by Morgan Weistling. This print, as well as other works by the artist, is available at Christ Centered Art dot com
Yeah, my very first "intentional" tag. Xandra over at Heart of Service tagged me and asks "What are five things you dig about Jesus?" Well, I have to admit, I peeked at some other people's answers. My Protestant sisters are a whole lot more versed in their scripture than this Catholic girl. So, I'm just gonna tell you what's in my heart.
1. Jesus shows up in the most amazing places and at the most amazing times. Sometimes he's in the eyes of a person you love. Sometimes he's just a whisper. And sometimes he's a feeling so powerful, you just can't ignore him. But just when you need him, if you look and listen, he's there.
2. He knows how to have quality, meaningful time with the people he loves. All it takes is good food and conversation -- nothing fancy, no pretense. I think Jesus would really love bbq's if he had the chance to experience one.
3. Jesus loves kids. He calls the little children to come to him. And he loves seeing the kid in all of us. He just likes that kind of faith.
4. He wore sandles all the time and never put on airs. For being the most well-known figure in history, he never owned a home, wore fancy clothes, held office, had an editor or a PR guy. He's famous because he has the most awesome heart. He's just so "real" that way.
5. Jesus adored his mom, gave glory to his Father and always put other people first. And that's what we're supposed to do. Not judge them, preach to them or try to make them be like us. We're just supposed to love them. Pretty simple.
And I'll tag anyone who is reading this and would like to give it a try. Just leave your link. I'd love to see your thoughts:)


kim said...

Lovely answers, Karen. From this protestant girl it seems you managed to hit the nail on the head! ;)

I tagged you for a more frivolous tag--fave four--don't feel you have to participate if you don't want to.

Glad you liked my car story--I think that whole license thing is the most rebellious thing I have done!! :)

Xandra said...

I agree with Kim....great answers! I think that we could all sit in a room together and never exhaust the "things I dig about Jesus" list.

Robin said...

Hmmm...seems to me that you Catholic girls know Jesus pretty well! Your beautiful list brought tears to my eyes. I LOVED #5 - Jesus said that all the laws could be condensed into one - To love God and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Simple to say - hard to do sometimes. But love is the ONLY way we can be Jesus to others.
Thanks Karen for being Jesus to me today!

pei girl said...

I love all your answers,to know Jesus is to love him well done Karen GB have an awesome day 9hugs) from the Island :0)

Tristi Pinkston said...

Thank you for this beautiful start to my computer time today, Karen. After that, anything else is going to have to jump through some hoops to measure up.

Scratchin' the Surface said...

I loved #4, truly. I've always thought of him as humble, but never specifically down to his dress. Thanks for that perspective.

gail@more than a song said...

Very well done Karen!

MyUtopia said...

Great post!

Joyful Days said...

This is wonderful, Karen. Uplifing and lovely and what I needed to read today.

Thank you.

Tristi Pinkston said...

Here's my link, Karen.

Candace Salima . . . the LDS Nora Roberts said...

Karen, love the thought and your answers. I'll be doing this on my blog tomorrow. So from a Mormon girl to a Catholic girl --- way to remind the world about Jesus.

Karen said...

I couldn't have said it better, Karen. I also like #4.

justabeachkat said...

Great list. Very well written.


Anne Bradshaw said...

Sharing love for the Savior is at the top of my list always. Thanks for a great post, Karen. Way to go, getting it out there.