You won’t find Jesus on Myspace

I liked this on re:Jesus! It’s by Jude Simpson and would be be a good discussion starter …….

You won’t find Jesus on Myspace

Jesus doesn’t have a Myspace page.
He doesn’t sit at his personal computer
for hours
making lists
of his favourite lists.
Jesus doesn’t have a Myspace page.
He hasn’t composed a profile
which sums him up in fifty excruciatingly well-chosen words,
making him sound like God’s gift.
Jesus doesn’t have a Myspace page.
and he doesn’t get worked up
at how both Mel Gibson and Tom Cruise
both list him as their number one friend
in the world ever,
or that they schmooze him daily
by email
to try and get him to make them his
number one friend in the world ever
in return.
Jesus isn’t even particularly bothered
that both Madonna and Michael Jackson
have already appropriated “the Messiah” as their MySpace i.d.
Jesus doesn’t have to prove himself electronically.
He doesn’t have a funky alias.
like sinforgiver or waterwalkingdude.
He hasn’t listed his interests
as home brewing,
complementary medicine, and
extreme fishing.
Jesus won’t email you every week
with a “hilarious” new photo
of him wearing a funny outfit,
or a video of his pet goldfish doing synchronised swimming across the sea of Galilee.
Jesus is not the sort of friend who instant-messages you
twice a year to say, “hey we should meet up some time!”
cont ……
See the Re:Jesus page for the rest of this piece

3 Replies to “You won’t find Jesus on Myspace”

  1. Ooh, you found it too! I put that on my blog a while ago as I, too, found it very interesting! The whole social networking phenomenon is a big thing in my head at the mo, so it’s good to see people engaging with the issue with relation to our view of Jesus’ character and social relevance.

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