Youngest kid of six with an inferiority and black sheep complex, but determined that God saves not just his soul to heaven but the remainder of his manic-depressive life, so others won't say he became a Christian and remained a jerk.


On identity
i won't be transparent before i'm opaque. and you'll get to know me starting from the small things: who my favourite bands are. what kind of movies i like. who are my heroes.

On Christianity
I’m convinced that when confronted with sincere, real love, the Jesus factor will become obvious. But let’s not plant the cross before we carry it. I’m not trying to con you.

On dreams
Some dreams are meant to be achieved. I know that. But maybe other dreams are meant to drive us, privately. Never known to anyone but ourselves.


On melancholy
It is a sadness that, when choosing between crying and sighing, will choose sighing. I'd almost say that melancholy is being sad about sadness itself.

On memory and nostalgia
It saddens me when life moves forward and people decide that certain things are worth forgetting.

On language
I've learnt that the word irregardless is filed as a non-standard word in the English language. That's a lexicographer's way of saying it's not a real word.

On politics
Crowds are fickle things. So when we stand in the thousands and cry against the present government, do we know who we're actually crying for?

On society
People always want the best for themselves. But I want to sometimes take second or third or fourth best, just so that the loser down the road doesn't always have to come in last. It must feel like shit to always come in last.

On growing old
Leasehold property make me feel sad. It doesn't matter how old the family photos are that you put on your wall. It's your family but it's not really your wall.

On philosophy
I ask you, if God loves everyone, and if God is also incapable of loving evil, how can there be such a thing as an evil man?

On a daily basis
One line quips, like this.


Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Hey. wait a minute.

Jesus says "anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me" in matthew 11 when he sends out the twelve. the cross doesn't show up until much later, maybe about two years later, when Jesus actually gets nailed to one.

was he prefiguring it?

isn't it strange that Jesus should tell his disciples to take up a cross long before Jesus would himself be subject to it? wouldn't they have found his invitation quite random? surely they had little concept of what the cross would mean to them at this stage.

say you went up to your teacher or pastor or hero, and he said "put a noose around your neck and follow me", wouldn't you find it strange? 

i know what Jesus is doing here. he's inviting them to immitate him, because he knows that one day, they too will have to take up their cross and die for the truth. it just never occurred to me that Jesus was talking about the cross long before the crucifixion. 


Genusfrog [ 11:50 am ]


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