It is only cowardice and cant on the part of those who rule us that prevent them from asking themselves WWJD
One of the most inspired answers I've found to the WWJD
? query is beautifully and forcefully displayed in Chris Hoke's "Wanted--A Spiritual Pursuit Through Jail, Among Outlaws, and Across Borders." This wondrous memoir tells the evocative story of seven years spent as a jail chaplain and pastor to gang members, undocumented farmworkers, and mentally deranged drug addicts in Washington State's Skagit Valley.
To further illustrate the depth of Pablo's faith and devotion to God, he goes as far as to materialize his faith through concrete practices such as a WWJD
bracelet and a God box--the object on which the title of the novel is based.
est devenu pour beaucoup de Chretiens une maniere tres populaire de se penser dans la continuite de l'esprit du Christ (6) : The phrase <<What would Jesus do?>> (often abbreviated WWJD
) became popular in the United States in the 1990s, becoming the personal motto of thousands of Christians, who used the phrase as a reminder of their belief that Jesus is the supreme model for morality, and to act in a manner of which Jesus would approve.
As Lauren Sandler and Daniel Radosh have written, it is evidenced in everything from the crossover success of Christian rock bands like Creed, Lifehouse, and Jars of Clay to the proliferation of Christian-themed novelty items like Jesus action figures, WWJD
("What Would Jesus Do?") wristbands, and T-shirts depicting the crucifixion and bearing the accompanying caption, "Body Piercing Saved My Life." The Left Behind: The Kids novels are as much a reflection of this atmosphere as they are a product of it.
Benefits: broadening horizons--respecting humanity, not so close-minded, ignorant; opening eyes to real-life issues that may not directly affect them, but something they can do to alleviate the problem (WWJD
?); this experience can help students realize how blessed/privileged they are and they are capable of helping others their efforts are worth it.
a gold cross at her throat, a WWJD
bracelet slipping down her wrist" (ibid.
Nearly a hundred years after Sheldon's book was first published, WWJD
bracelets became popular among young people in the United States, and today these letters can be found on a wide range of merchandise, including T-shirts, jewelry, bumper stickers, and more, all of which can be found at--you guessed it--WhatWouldJesusDo.com.
Many evangelicals approach foreign-policy questions from the "WWJD
" perspective: What Would Jesus Do?
While you lot make up your own jokes about lay preachers and McCurry worshipping on his knees at the altar, do you think the rubber wristband Mike famously wears that bears the inscription WWJD
- What Would Jesus Do?
Several years ago bracelets appeared imprinted with 'WWJD
I'm thinking about those WWJD
(What Would Jesus Do?) bracelets that are supposed to give their wearers pause before they act, to help them choose the right course.