Joe at Little Images here wishing everyone a Happy Easter.
We’re excited for what God’s doing with our ministry, and we’re looking forward to a busy spring and summer ahead of us.
We hope you get to spend the holiday weekend with your loved ones.
On another note, if you enjoy satire and haven’t seen The Babylon Bee yet, you should check them out. Finally, there’s a high-quality satire site for Christians. And their latest article, published for Good Friday, really hit home with me. You should check it out:
It’s in reference to the Filipino tradition of Maleldo, in which devout participants re-enact the crucifixion of Christ. Don’t worry – nobody dies. But they do draw blood, whip themselves, rip themselves open crawling on pavement, and practice other brutal self-inflicted injuries, which they believe demonstrates their sincerity of faith.
Sounds crazy, right?
It often takes an objective look at a cultural tradition to see the inherent harm in a practice.
The big finish for the article said this:
“I endured all that whipping and scourging and beating and everything, leading up to my agonizing crucifixion, you know, so my followers would not have to go through all that,” sources quote Jesus as saying. “I suffered in their place—that was kind of the whole thing. I’m thinking it went over their heads.”
In other words, Christ fulfilled the law so that we wouldn’t have to.
Need I point out that this includes circumcision?
Wouldn’t He say the same thing about American Christians cutting their babies that He ‘says’ about Maleldo in this article?
Food for thought.
Don’t get in any fistfights about it over the Easter Ham, though. 😉
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