This is a follow up to yesterday’s comic strip and a lead in to tomorrow’s comic strip focusing on “Jesus Is Lord.” It’s one of several graphics along this same line with the question “Who do you say Jesus is?” Some of these are more realistic than others. In this one, I’m wondering about the effects of religious-sounding slogans and also about self-help sermons focused on having the best life in every area a person could possibly imagine.
What happens when the slogans begin to feel hollow? What happens when “the best life ever” doesn’t materialize or turns sour? What happens when the Body of Christ and the Blood of Christ are lost in our experience of God?
I started doing similar graphic “snapshots” not too long ago while working on “My Grandma’s Jesus.” These work well for me because they capture a thought quickly. The challenge is more in how to make the most out of just the graphic without relying so much on the commentary part (like these words right here).