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Testimony of Meeting Jesus — My Hero
Through pain, through emotion, through poetry and music. Finding the sacred in the secular. It might seem a long winded way of getting to my experience of meeting my hero Jesus, but the qualities of the heroes who point me toward Him are either dim reflections of Him, or stronger mirrors of His fabulous loving light.
Reading this Brennan Manning quote gave me the idea to post these links as both God and Bruce Springsteen are featured. (^;
“Grace abounds in contemporary movies, books, novels, films and music. If God is not in the whirlwind, He may be in a Woody Allen film, or a Bruce Springsteen concert. Most people understand imagery and symbol better than doctrine and dogma. Images touch hearts and awaken imaginations. One theologian suggested that Springsteen’s ‘Tunnel of Love’ album, in which he symbolically sings of sin, death, despair and redemption, is more important for Catholics than the Pope’s last visit when he spoke of morality only in doctrinal propositions.”
― Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out
Who are your heroes? Have you experienced God’s love? The conclusion of this talk and last slide lists some good things I’ve undoubtedly experienced in my stumbling and flawed relationship with God. It’s cool to read about God, to hear someone else’s story, but He wants a relationship with you. Are you enjoying Him? What is your story of Him and His wooing of you?