The Blue-eyed, Blond-haired Son of God

A Facebook friend shared this with me:

jesus-buddha

Dang funny, I gotta admit.

Of course, as it was Western Europe who dominated the faith and its art for so long, it stands to reason they depicted Jesus to pretty much look like themselves.

And in my opinion, that’s okay. No, really! I think it’s fine. There’s just one eensy, weensy, problem…

The problem comes when we insist it’s the only way to depict Jesus. And then act all offended when other cultures adopt their own versions.

Because if his message is for all people, then shouldn’t ALL people have their own Jesus? Looked at from this light, he’s really quite beautiful.

Frankly, I think our churches would do well to adopt these multicultural portraits. Instead of selecting only one to display, how about putting them all up? From every culture you can find!

It might set us on a far better path, don’t you think?

Until next week,
Vaya con Dios

Author: C. J. Hartwell

Christi lives in Phoenix with Husband, Son, Daughter, and Dog. She enjoys moonlit walks on the beach, but as she doesn't live anywhere near a beach, she's usually in bed by 9:30.

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