It’s impossible to “hold Jesus hostage,” but some churches try.
February 19, 2013
Jesus held hostage (another insightful cartoon by “Naked Pastor” David Hayward)
David Hayward says of Jesus, “No one owns him . . .he cannot be released or freed because he already is.” But some people don’t know that. Some churches don’t preach that. And some authors don’t write that. They really do think they own Jesus and are the only ones who can “explain” him and control access to him and tell others how Jesus feels about us and what Jesus desires from us. David Hayward always has a lot to say with just a simple drawing and a few words. (Many of our readers will remember another of his cartoons used here recently, the one on an “abusive apology” for spiritual abuse, which has proven to be one of our most appreciated Links of the Day.)
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