“Cross-Stitched And Tattooed…Three Simple Words?”

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).

3 thoughts on ““Cross-Stitched And Tattooed…Three Simple Words?”

  1. Empty religion leads to platitudes instead of real wisdom, and you nailed it. Jesus is the divine person of God who came down here in a human body to pay the debt (which is death) so that we could approach God. It’s that simple and that complicated, but it cannot be understood and really metabolized into the marrow with a Jesus fish or a bumper sticker or a proverb stitched on a pillow. He is Lord. He died for my sin. Yep. All of that…but it’s not that easy, and I’m utterly convinced that modern flight from the church is the result of seeing masses who don’t know the first thing about Jesus, who have nothing deeper than a Tweet to say about what faith is, who God is, what the Bible says, or where they fit into the universe.

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