Famous Jesus Quotes (not)
April 23, 2015
“Oh come on, the Sabbath’s my day off. Tell them to come back tomorrow.”
“Don’t overdo it. Forgive once or twice, and then nail them.”
“Did you see the way that Pharisee looked at me? And when he leaned over to the scribe next to him I was outta there.”
“There were only five and I was hungry too. What am I supposed to do? Share?”
“Hey guys, take your swords and hold off Judas and his gang while I sneak out the back gate and get away.”
“Look, I’m happy to come and heal your son. Don’t get me wrong. But does it have to be right now?”
“That man at the pool was extremely ungrateful. It just wasn’t worth my time.”
“People, stop crowding me. I am too busy and important for you to be this close.”
“Sure, I can jump from this pinnacle. There’re angels down there to catch me, right?”
“I’m not going to leave these ninety-nine sheep just to go find one careless one that wandered off.”
Anybody who knows the teachings of Christ Jesus knows that he would never say any of these things. His words, and especially his works, were intended to bless and heal. And they did, in countless ways. Even today, they still do.
Here are some things he actually said:
- Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matt 11:28)
- Love one another. (John 13:35)
- I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)
- Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God. (Luke 6:20)
- Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house. (Mark 2:11)
The Christly power behind Jesus’ words and works is still active today. And if we catch ourselves being unkind in word or deed, or thinking only of our own needs and not more inclusively of others, we can simply turn to his example. Every effort to bless others blesses us too. And that’s a good thing.
Ask yourself: what would Jesus say? You can say it too, and mean it! (John 14:12)
Melissa Hayden is a Christian Science practitioner in Salem, OR. You can find more information and additional articles at this link. If you like what you’re reading, click the “add me” button.