In thinking about “What are you seeking?” And why this is such a profound question for Jesus to ask, I have been focusing on the individual answers rather than the general condition. Today’s comic strip seeks fill in that gap a little. Seeking is the general condition of all humankind. “Everybody’s Lookin’ For Something.” That’s not a bad thing. It’s part of the way that God designed us.
Sometimes Laser Eyes Jesus says things that aren’t at all what Real Life Jesus would say, but this time, I think he’s speaking from his own experience and may be on to something. We also get an idea of what “Laser Eyes Jesus: The Early Years” may have been like.
People had already determined what they wanted before they went to see and hear Laser Eyes Jesus. They had their “list of three wishes” all prepared. Maybe they thought that since he had these remarkable laser eyes, he could give them something from their list. If not, well then, at least he put on a good show.
People didn’t really care what he had to say because they had already made up their own wisdom and purpose and answers to fit their wishes. They only were willing to listen to words that would help get their wishes fulfilled.
People had already determined what they wanted before they went to see and hear Laser Eyes Jesus, and when they didn’t get what they wanted, they abandoned him. “Everybody wants to be a rockstar.”
Didn’t the same thing happen with Real Life Jesus? Doesn’t the same thing still happen today?
Maybe this little comic strip summarizes all of humankind, not because it’s brilliant (which it’s not), but because it’s really just an echo of Adam and Eve in the Garden Of Eden and their search for wisdom and purpose and answers based on a deeper “wish” to be granted: to be like God (or “just like a rockstar, baby!”)
Whether you believe we started with Adam and Eve or evolved from apes, all of humankind is born wanting to have a life where they are first in line “just like a rockstar, baby!” (however each one may personally define it). But Real Life Jesus never promised this first in line spot to anyone who was seeking it.
But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first. Matthew 19:30 (KJV)