Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The Second Virgin Birth of Christ?

Somebody over at the Christianity community at livejournal posted this link:

Insurers have withdrawn the cover on their virginity taken out by three sisters in the event of the second coming of Christ.

So I read the article, not really believing what I was reading. It made me think about the second coming of Christ...or even if Jesus is supposed to return at all. If he is to come back, I don't think he'd appear in the form of a child anyway. I think he'd just appear and whip us all into shape, because if he were to come back today, he'd have a lot of work ahead of him.

I wonder what Jesus would say directly to us in our own American context. In the gospels, he was speaking to that particular situation, cultural context, heritage, etc. Times have drastically changed since then. Would he focus on how we treat each other? How we abuse the earth? Our idolatry? Our insatiable consumerism? Our stubborn individualism?

What would there be to praise? Not much, I gather...


Lorna said...

actually I disagree - I think God does look at hearts and likes a lot of what He sees. That's the story of the prodigal - lavishing love on us - Father :)

He sees the sin yes - and abhors it- but sees beyond it too and says "you were worth it!"

Melissa said...


That's true. I guess I'm more talking about societal institutions, or cultural values rather than individual people.

Kristen said...

No the real question is... say Christ comes again and tells the American people that he is Jesus. What are the odds that they'd try to put him in a mental hospital?

Melissa said...

Haha -- very true.