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Category: Faith, Religion & Spirituality / Topics: Comfort & Consolation Communication Faith Jesus Relationships

By George, Would Jesus?

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: October 12, 2019

How would the rabbi from Nazareth relate to Ellen DeGeneres?…



The Times

Would Jesus sit with Ellen
at a Dallas Cowboys game?
I think the one I worship surely would.
He criticized his critics
who had judged his caring heart
while clarifying reasons why we should.

The Jesus in the Gospels
was a friend to everyone
except those hypocrites who loved to hate.
He risked his reputation
hanging with the rich and poor
(and likely with the closet gay and straight).

To be a friend does not demand
you compromise your truth.
It means that you embrace another's worth.
It's taking time to understand
what others hold as true
while humbly sharing values you assert.



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