5. Sexual Jesus
For me, nothing is more awkward than picturing Jesus, coming in for “a sloppy wet kiss”. Jesus is not my girlfriend and certainly isn’t a one-night-stand.
One of the weirdest stories I’ve ever heard is from a friend of mine, during his days in Bible college. One morning during their chapel service, the president of the college was especially moved by the worship. He stood and instructed everyone in the congregation, saying, “Let’s all just raise our hands and make love to Jesus.” No, thank you.
I know He has been affectionately called “the Lover of my soul,” but Sexual Jesus is my least favorite in this entire line-up. Have you experienced the awkwardness of singing and clapping along to, “Can’t Nobody Do Me Like Jesus”. And did anyone consider the poor Catholic altar boy, visiting the Baptist church for the first time, trying to follow along as the congregation sang, “He touched me, oh He touched me. And oh the joy that floods my soul.”?
I also remember waiting for Marvin Gaye to show up and woo the women in the crowd, as he serenaded them with, “I want to touch you. I want to hear your voice. I want to know you more.” I don’t think this is the kind of sexual healing Jesus brings.
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Originally posted on Altarwork.
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