How Deep Is Your Incarnation?

The Bible records Jesus as having a reputation
for being a glutton and a drunkard. Now its true
this came from his critics, the whineys. But I must
confess I’m inclined to believe a kernel of truth in
their digs, that on occasion, or at least once, the Lord
overdid it. This fits with my view of the grand miracle.
I believe he went too far.
A respectable savior would have just dipped his toes
in the human pool or at the most waded in up to his waist.
But this one took the whole thing too far, this one ate
and drank to the literal dregs and while he was at it
shook hands that had been God knows where. This one
seems not to have given a damn about respectability.
This man coined ardor.
 

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10 Comments

  1. Susan Irene Fox on September 19, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    And how deeply blessed and grateful I, a sinner, am that he did.

  2. pastordt on September 20, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Yes, indeed, he overdid it. I reflected on that this week after hearing a sermon on the water to wine bit in John 2. Oh, yeah.http://www.dianatrautwein.com/2013/09/full-to-overflowing/

  3. D.L. Mayfield on September 20, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    thanks john, for expanding my world a bit. i woke up thinking how far outside of my imagination even that accusation of Jesus being a drunkard and glutton would be. there is something wrong with that. i want to know that most intriguing man, so much it makes me ache.

    • thebeautifuldue on September 22, 2013 at 10:22 pm

      Hi, D.L.
      Some days I don’t think we’ve even scratched the surface of the incarnation…

  4. Nicole on September 22, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Oh, beautiful. I’ve been recently keeping up with instances where I run across intersections of Christianity & feasting, food, weight, etc – – and this is the first time it’s been something positive. Usually it’s all about sin and temptation.

  5. Jillian on October 7, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Reblogged this on glass alabaster.

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