be weird in a good way

I was reading this morning about how Jesus hung out with tax collectors, sinners, prostitutes and disreputable people. In their best moments, the religious leaders of Jesus’ day thought that His choices for social interactions was weird.  More often, the religious leaders were “unhappy” with Jesus’ social choices.  Clearly, Jesus didn’t fit in with the religious leaders & was weird by their estimation.

On the flip side, it seems to me that Jesus was more accepted & fit in better with the people who were more obviously broken (sinners, tax collectors, prostitutes, etc).  Maybe these disreputable people liked Jesus because He was weird.  He was different from them, offering them genuine love that they had possibly never experienced.

When Jesus lived on earth, He modeled for us how to be good in a weird way – loving people genuinely.  In my thinking, the work we do with Saving Moses and nightcare is wonderfully different & even weird because it’s an overtly tangible expression of genuine love 🙂

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I think Austin has alreay tagged that perspective – “keep it weird”. Is that the same as chosen?? Hmmm

jesus is loving, unjudgemental and hopeful for people who do not believe than one day they will also believe.thank you.

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