What does Jesus say to hormonal women? Or anyone else with self-pity/emotional issues? I’m kind of wondering if he supports wallowing, because sometimes it’s 5:30 and you’re fine. But then 5:31 comes around and you’re both crying and laughing at the same time, crying for sadness and laughing because you’re crying so suddenly (and you really are perfectly sane). Then we hit 5:32, and you decide that the cure is to slice the mango and eat as much as possible. And you kind of think it might be a good night to just eat and watch Smallville.
But then there’s that little voice in the back of your mind that says, I wonder what Jesus thinks about that. And you just want to slap your brain for trying to ruin what could be a very relaxing evening.
Because you aren’t totally sure what position Jesus takes on self-indulgent evenings when you’re feeling like it might be nice to not do anything productive. There’s the guilt for being unproductive, of course, but that might subside.
Is Jesus like some of those really touch coaches who make their athletes play on sprained ankles without ice or anything? Or is he the one who lets you sit it out at the hospital and doesn’t guilt you for it? Or does he fit in neither category? (maybe that isn’t a good analogy)
I’m not sure what Jesus says to hurt athletes, but I bet he says to people who want to wallow: Come. I bet he wants to heal the wounds (even though hormonal wounds aren’t really wounds… they’re like diseases) or at least administer some holy ibuprofen. I bet he’s not into quick fixes like movie nights… not that those are bad, they just don’t need to be the medicine.
You know when you’re sick, and you think that watching Mary Poppins and drinking the Coke slushy from Burger King that your mom bought you after they told you that the strep test was positive (again) are what makes you feel better? But it’s really the amoxicillin that you picked up at the pharmacy and they tylenol your mom gives you every few hours. Nothing from Burger King can cure strep. And nothing cinematic heals anything else.
Jesus doesn’t do band-aids. He does open heart surgery.