Saturday, June 23, 2007

Five Things I Dig about Jesus (Meme)

Oops, it wasn't Singing Owl, it was P.S. who tagged me for this meme!

So first, here are the five things that at this moment I dig most about Jesus:

1. Jesus considered each and every one of us well worth the sacrifice of his own life.

2. Jesus, being God, still willingly experienced what we do by being born and living life to the fullest.

3. Jesus did not reduce the gospel of God to a formula; he met each person where he or she actually was, and lived the gospel (in word and actions) as each person could understand it. (IOW, Jesus wasn't lazy or careless with spreading the gospel, he instead invested some of himself in a relationship with those he met.)

4. Jesus fully respected the dignity of all people, while he himself willingly embraced the role of a servant to them. (And I particularly "dig" that he told us we should do the same.)

5. Jesus calls me--and all of us--by name and trusts us to work faithfully in his Reign, even here, now, on earth. Isn't it great how we don't have to wait for "the sweet by-and-by" to experience heaven on earth? (Not that heaven won't be much more than we're capable of imagining now...)


Here are the rules for this meme, as P.S. posted them:

a) Those tagged will share "Five Things They Dig About Jesus".
Done.

(b) Those tagged will tag 5 people.
Here we go:
April; Dr. Platypus; Paisley; St. Inuksuk; and Whistle, Fish, and Sister (at Whistle's Catblog), because I think almost everyone their Mom knows, has already been tagged. Rosie and Jenny will soon post their responses to the meme, though none of their blogfriends has tagged them. They like being the initiators of new trends; besides, Jesus does love all the little kitties and puppies and chinchillas and bunnies and other animals of the world.

(c) Those tagged will leave a link to their meme in the comments section of [the blog of the person who tagged them--meaning THIS] post so everyone can keep track of what's being posted.
Getting on it now.

4 comments:

St. Inuksuk said...

Yes, Psalmist, I got your tag.
I shared my 5 Things I Dig About Jesus over at
signs-along-the-way.
Please note the special dispensation I have regarding linking!!!
Nice to know I rate with the animals!!! I feel as though I am in great company, even if they are mostly cats. I am but a creature created by God!
Thanks and enjoy these sweet days of summer.

Psalmist said...

Thanks for "meming," St. Inuksuk! But I didn't mean to group you with the animals. Honest, there was just St. Casserole's bunch, there at the end, as one of my five "tagees." Everybody else is human, I promise! The only reason I included Whistle & Co. is because everybody I was trying to tag, had already been tagged!

You came up with an excellent list, btw. I'm enjoying reading all the different things people "dig" about Jesus.

Hey, I understand about the linking thing. Big hassle to link in Blogger. I finally pasted the code into a word processing file and saved it to my desktop, because I can never remember the syntax on the fly.

D. P. said...

At long last, I have completed the meme! Thanks for inviting me.

Psalmist said...

Thanks for playing, everybody! Good stuff.