Who Can Jesus Trust?

At one time I had a friend who grew up on a pig farm.  He was hard-working, and most definitely lived a Christian life.  At one neighborhood holiday party, he told me the following joke.

“Some time ago a traveling salesmen stopped by a farmhouse in rural Wisconsin.  He and the farmer got to talking, and one thing led to another.  The farmer invited the traveling salesman to have dinner with the family.

During the dinner conversation, the farmer told the salesman that one day he was trapped beneath a tractor.  A pig ran to the farmhouse and got the attention of his wife, who called for help.

The salesman said, “That’s amazing.”

The farmer went on to say, “And there was another time that the house was on fire during the night, and the same pig broke down the door and dragged the entire family to safety.”

The salesman said, “That’s amazing!  Can I see this pig?”

The farmer took the salesman out to the barnyard, when the salesman noticed that the pig was missing a leg.  He asked, “Did the pig lose his leg saving you from the fire?”

The farmer replied, “No, you can’t eat a valuable pig like that all at one time.”

Some of my readers are not going to like what I write next.  For some people the above joke can be compared to their feelings for Jesus.

Jesus came to earth to teach us to escape from sin, yet some people actually think it is a good idea that Jesus was put to death.

The Gospel of John teaches us in John 7:7 “The world cannot hate you, but it does hate Me because I denounce it for its wicked works and reveal that its doings are evil.”

During this most important time of the year, let us love Jesus and remind ourselves each and every day that He died BECAUSE of our sins.  We owe our gratitude and respect to our Savior.  Have faith.

W.S.

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4 Responses to Who Can Jesus Trust?

  1. thenoveilst says:

    Speaking of sin, this is an eye-opening conversation with father Emmanuel Jungclaussen:
    http://www.vedabase.com/en/ssr/4

    • wsforchrist says:

      Hello thenovelist,

      I read your article through Father Emmanuel’s question: Is Brahman Krsna? I found the article interesting. It seemed to allude to a transformation in the name of Christ. It is what is inside that counts, isn’t it? Hope to read the rest of the article as soon as I get the chance. One point, though, I read the article through the eyes of a maturing Christian. If I did not have the years or the background of personal relationship with Christ Jesus, I am not sure I would have related as well.

      • thenoveilst says:

        Hello there,
        Yes, Krsna is Brahman and vise-versa. It’s that glaring light or the impersonal aspect of Him that is normally realised by those who think of God as a bright, effulgent light.
        I grew up in a Christian home for 18 years and had to pass Bible as a subject before I could graduate high school, so I totally understand why this knowledge would come to you as a bit much to digest in some areas. But I’ve spent more than 15 years with gaining insights into the Vedas that shed more light on who is God, in totality. The Bible gives only a general overview of God.
        Yes, any relationship with God is primarily an internal one. But the saying ‘cleanliness is next to Godliness’ has deep meaning, in that, as we are internally, so it should reflect externally.
        Anyhow, my whole blog page is about understanding God and His multifarious aspects. I also have few posts about Jesus and what he come to Earth to give. Spiritual life is a spiritual science and it takes time to gradually progress, but if one is sincere within their own religious climate, everything will come.

        Blessed be.

        • wsforchrist says:

          Hello,

          Thank you for your insightful comments. Jesus is Christ incarnate. Outside of the 4 books of Gospel, we have precious few accounts of the man Jesus was (is in Christ). Yet, through the Gospel books, and especially through the Epistles, we learn who God is by looking inside and examining our very natural relationship with Him. I do not know very much about Hare Krshna, and do not mean to speculate on what I know so little about, however, I do know that there is “more than one way to skin a cat,” and if your religion is reaching your core with values and love, God bless you, and continue, for it is working.

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