Why I love religion and love Jesus

Why I Love Religion, And Love Jesus

3 min leestijd

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Deze priester is ook hip-hop artiest. Erg mooi! “Waarom ik van religie hou, en van Jezus”. Na mijn ervaring van de afgelopen week heb ik in mezelf een vreemd soort liefde voor het instituut kerk ontdekt. Ik laat het nog maar verder zijn werk doen :)

Lyrics:

What if I told you that Jesus loves religion
And that by his coming as man he brought his religion to fruition
See this had to be addressed, the use of illogical terms and definitions
You clearly have a heart for Jesus but its fueling atheistic opinions
See what makes his religion great is not errors of wars and inquisitions
It’s that broken men and women to participate in his mission
Clearly Jesus says I have not come to abolish
I came to fulfill the law and I came to fulfill the prophets (Matthew 5:17)
And lines about building big churches and tending to the poor
Sounds a bit like Judas when the perfume was being poured (John 12:5)
See His religion is the largest worldwide source of relief
For the poor, the hungry, the sick and repentant thief
Oceans of compassion, opening wide the doors
For single mothers, widows and orphans, married and divorced (James 1:27)
We all detest hypocrisy, and empty show is just the worst
But blaming religion for contradiction
Is like staring at death, and blaming the hearse.
See the teacher will teach when the students are ready to listen
But those that choose to sit in the pews and refuse the good news
Is not the fault of religion.
And If I have the Jersey and I’m playing for the Bulls
There’s going to be some boundaries, regulations and some rules.
You can’t have Christ without his Church; you can’t have the King without his Kingdom
Sins of the Body and internal treason will never ever make me leave him
And that Jesus said it is done, is absolutely true
But he also gave us a mission with many things to DO.
Jesus says if you love me, you will Do what I command. (JN 15:14)
Go and Baptize in the name of the Father, Son & Spirit in Every Land. (MT 28:19)
And on the night he was betrayed he took his men in the Upper Room
Take at eat this is my body take and drink my blood for you.
A New covenant you see, an act connected to the tree,
Do this time and time again in Memory of Me. (Mt 26:26-28)
And at last with crown of thorns beaten beyond comprehension
His eyes were looking for yours and mine; it was divine, no human invention.
So as for religion I love it, I have one because Jesus rose from the dead and won.
I believe When Jesus said IT IS FINISHED, His religion had just begun.

Fr. Claude (Dusty) Burns
Aka Pontifex
1/14/12

4 reacties

  1. Michiel Doetjes op 26-01-2012 om 15:12

    O wow, nu sta ik in tweestrijd: “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IAhDGYlpqY) of “Why I Love Religion, And Love Jesus” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru_tC4fv6FE). Volgens mij zeggen ze beide hetzelfde. Wat jij? :)



    • Wouter van der Toorn op 26-01-2012 om 15:27

      Dat was het nu precies… Ik voel mee met allebei. Alleen is natuurlijk vaak religie als een dode letter of een dode ceremonie gebruikt. Maar ik vind de priester zo cool. Na een weekje kloosteren (zie bijv http://creatov.nl/2012/01/dagboek-van-een-deeltijdkluizenaar-3/) merk ik ook liefde voor kerk als instituut en religie daarbij als van God gegeven. Soms moeten we even op onze definities letten, dat is wel verhelderend in alle gesprekken hierover op Internet.



    • Michiel Doetjes op 26-01-2012 om 16:22

      Volgens mij weet ik al wat we moeten doen! We moeten een vrouw vinden (gewoon om het onderscheid duidelijk te maken) die een zelfde soort verhaal kan houden waarbij ze het beste van deze twee verhalen bij elkaar brengt! :)



    • Wouter van der Toorn op 26-01-2012 om 19:59

      Mooie uitdaging. Pak jij em op??