Last week I posted the cover of Newsweek on Instagram. Here is the image:
I then wrote a B- quality caption, “Haven’t read the article yet, but I wish I was in the brain storming meeting where someone said, “I think Jesus would rock plaid.””
Then I kind of forgot about it. Until I saw the comments on the photo. Folks started debating how Jesus was dressed. No one pointed out that he’d probably be in a v-neck, given our penchant for the most Virtuous collar of all time, but not everyone thinks like me. In the midst of some back and forth heated discussion about his attire/appearance, a guy named Wade Rininger said something I thought was brilliant:
“Shouldn’t we be discussing the fact that the statement made on the cover is something that Jesus would never stand for, instead of what clothes they chose to paint him in?”
As someone who is prone to squabble over petty things, that was pretty convicting to me.
Do you think we as believers ever get caught up in small discussions and miss the big truths we’re supposed to be wrestling with?