Friday, April 2, 2010


The question "what would Jesus do?" was first made famous at the start of the 20th century in a book called 'In His Steps' in which a church's members (well some) decide to actually try to follow Jesus' teachings.*

The phrase had a revival a few years ago, of course, and one still hears it from time to time.

I'm far from a religious scholar, and I'll admit my eyes glaze over in some of the Epistles, but I'm pretty sure that when he encountered need Jesus never said: "Sounds tough. I'll pray for you, have a nice day."

* BTW, the book was pretty harsh on businesses and business practices and, in general, fealty to mammon.