I’ve heard privately from some who were offended with my use of “lazy-assed” in my blog, I Want More Religion (Part 1).
In my own defense, I was going to say “stinkin’ white-washed sepulchres” and use a whip to toss some tables, but I thought I’d tone it down and used “lazy-assed” instead. ;-)
Seriously, if we don’t get out of this post-modern, introspective, insular, Jesus-is-all-about-affirming-my-own-sensibilities funk, then there is no hope of redemption and wholeness – for ourselves, for those He calls us to tangibly love and bless with real deeds, or for our culture.
If “lazy-assed” helped shock people out of their stupor, then it accomplished what I wanted.
Jesus redeemed you and me for a purpose that is bigger than just you and me. What He calls each of us to go and do will differ, but He nonetheless still does bid us go and do. Make no mistake about that.
Jesus is vibrant, life changing and world changing, and when we truly know Him – rather than use Him to affirm our own sensibilities – then His passion surges through our veins.
How can we not then go to a waiting, needy world and do the things He bids?
So how about it? Are you ready to shake off your “lazy-assed” stupor and fulfill your destiny to once again upend the world?
~ Jim Wright