|Youth - ENGAGE - 03.24.2017|
Friday: A personal reflection by Marcus Mims
As an artist and minister I have always struggled with the way the Church over the years portrayed who Jesus was visually. Growing up the painted images and drawings I saw of Jesus were always of a pale and broken down man with long hair and a beard who seemed to be full of great love, yet also great sorrow. He usually had scared hands and feet and a crown of thorns penetrating his forehead from his crucifixion. There would also be a glare in his eyes that seemed to penetrate straight through to my soul beckoning the question, “Who do you say that I am?” The influence these renderings of Christ had on me when I was young left me wanting to know more about this Jesus, especially because crowds seemed to follow him. Why would anybody want to hang out with someone who is not fun or full of life? Then I found some images of Jesus that answered that question. He came that I may have life and have it to the full. - John 10:10b
Take a moment to think about if I can't celebrate in this life, how will I do it in the next?
How can I celebrate today? God IS Good!
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