Grimm's Musings: WWJD?
H.R. Grimm is responsible for this content, which is not edited by the Wilson County News or wilsoncountynews.com.
We don't like confrontation, in fact, most people avoid it. Most of us like calmness and cherish it immensely. No doubt we avoid restaurants where there is any chance a brawl is going to take place. If we heard that a disturbance took place at some eatery we would probably steer clear of that place because in the back if our mind we are thinking that it could happen again. It's the same about people, organizations or groups of any kind. If there is a group of people who meet and it is rumored they handle snakes and drink Kool-aid from a tub, my hunch is most of us would avoid being in attendance. It is just our nature.
For years I have ridden motorcycles, the last two have been Harleys, BIG and LOUD. I have my black leathers and vests and the people I have ridden with have there's too. When we ride into a place some people are obviously thinking less than favorable thoughts about us. You can see it on their very faces. I can't help but chuckle when after I have offered a prayer of thanks when we eat, the obvious change in their apprehensions is so obvious.
You can tell a lot about a person or a group of people by the way they act. Like say for instance a particular person tells you their patient, refined, and gracious to strangers. Of course, you want to give people the benefit of the doubt so being the gracious person you are, because that's how you were raised, you accept what's been said. Then one day, after you've attended a rally of WWJD, a number of you go to a local eatery. Low and behold, you see this particular person sitting with a crowd and they are taking turns chewing out a waitress because they they don't like what another customer is wearing and eating. As you watch, this particular person and their group become physically abusive to the waitress and the other customers. Well, no doubt you'd say to yourself, "This behavior doesn't fit what he or she said they were like. I don't think I agree with how this particular person and their group is acting." " You try to sit there to enjoy your conversation and the meal with your fellow WWJD-ers, but you notice some good old fashioned, holy indignation boiling up within you. As you start to stand up to go and confront the person you "know", the people you are with pat you on the hand and gently say, "Now is not the time. Talk with them later. You don't want to make a scene, do you?"
So what do you do? What would Jesus do?
My Fellow Americans, this very scene is going on around us everyday. Hide your face in your Bible, prayer or salad but there is a group of people who are attacking Christians and anybody else they don't like. Thousands of men have been slaughtered and their daughters and wives have become sex slaves. Oh, we feel the boiling inside but we're lulled into this Politically Correct crap about not doing anything.
Need I remind you that Jesus Christ purged the Temple by driving out the money changers, kicking over their tables and PHYSICALLY driving them out? You knew that when a fig tree was supposed to be producing fruit didn't have any, Jesus cursed it and it shriveled up and died. How about bluntly telling Peter, "Get behind me, Satan"? Did you forget Jesus called the Pharisees hypocrites, snakes and nothing but empty stockpiles of dead bones?
Yeah, just what WOULD Jesus do and expect us to do about radical Islam? (hrg)