Jesus Loves Me
(An existential version of that favorite childhood song.
I encourage you to have some fun by singing along as you read it.)
Jesus loves me, this I know,
Postmodern grace has made it so.
With His Spirit in my heart,
External truth now has no part.
Did Jesus tell me?
Oh, how can I know?
I feel Jesus told me,
I hope that makes it so.
The Bible says that I must go,
Proclaim His Word – oh no no no!
Now existential I’ve become,
‘Cause His commands just leave me numb
My sense of Jesus is true light,
I do not worry what is right.
With my sensibilities,
I do not need moralities.
The Bible’s NOT the Word of God.
My own perceptions earn my nod!
The Jesus I have come to see,
Surprisingly looks just like me.
I only want the Living Word,
The Bible seems just too absurd.
Now I perceive reality,
The way I want it all to be.
Sorry for this brief interlude from our regularly scheduled series. I was feeling the Holy Spirit speak to my heart and this song arose – so it must be from God (right?). Who am I to thwart His leading?
This song is my tongue-in-cheek response to Jamal Jivanjee and his “Beyond” colleagues like Milt Rodriguez, who in a January blog and its comments elevate their own existential “revelation” over scripture – as they boldly proclaim that the Bible is a relic, NOT the Word of God, and that anyone who disagrees is a nasty old “legalist”.
~ Jim Wright