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I am trying to wrap my head around these figurines.

I understand they represent the idea that Jesus is with our kids as they participate in sports and recreation. I just don’t understand why he has to wear his robe and sandals while skiing. champagne powder

Is it so when visitors see the figurine of Jesus doing gymnastics perched a family’s fireplace mantle they understand that it is Him and not some random bearded man? Aidan went through a phase as a young toddler when she would scream “Jesus!” and point at any man with longish hair and a beard. She understood something important, though. Jesus, who exists outside our human understanding of time and space, is not confined to our human ideas of how he looks and should be dressing.

If Jesus went to Powderhorn to ski, he would not wear a robe and sandals. He would stop at REI and get a powder jacket, pants, boots, bindings, skis, goggles or sunglasses, and a helmet. If he played football with my boys in the backyard, he would have shoes on. He would know our dog has been out there and sometimes we miss, uh, her efforts at fertilization.

I don’t think it is sacreligious or blasphemous to contemplate Where Would Jesus Ski?* We ask ourselves every day What Would Jesus Do, and even What Would Jesus Blog?

6 comments to WWJS?*

  • You are too funny! I was rolling while reading this.

  • The more I look at that figurine, the more it makes me chuckle. You are right about the sandals, His feet would be freeeezing.

    Thanks for the link.

  • mopsy

    Sure, Darlene. I discovered you on the day you wrote about David Hasselhoff Stroganhoff. I still laugh when I think about the picture you posted. I laughed at everything else, too…

  • That was one of my worst posts! Ahhh.

  • Russ Eldredge

    I LOVED this post! And the previous one about the fighting children – can I relate? Most certainly.

    I think there is a tendency to think that since Jesus is perfect, that He can’t have fun. There’s too much solemn thinking when it comes to Deity nowadays. I can’t think of any reason why a perfect being couldn’t enjoy a ski slope or a game of football, especially with kids. I loved your perspective on that one.

  • mopsy

    Hubby and I were near-tears looking at some of the statues—I think the hockey statue is one of the oddest things we’ve ever seen. We felt bad—should we be laughing at these? The people who create them obviously have good intentions.

    You just don’t expect to see Jesus with a hockey stick…

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