Inside the Rebellion of Saints

this is for all the kids who glow in the dark. I'm the narrator and this is just the prologue.

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Authority…

…people say I have a problem with it.
And well yes that might be true. I came out of the womb kicking and screaming, because despite being 10 days late I wasn’t ready in my own mind to be thrown out into the world. I’ve been kicking and screaming my way through life ever since …I suppose you could say.

I’m defiant.

I have a habit of going right simply because I was instructed to go left.
Like the late James Dean, I fancy myself to be a rebel without a cause (hence my blog name…among other reasons). 
I think the truth of the matter above all else is this: I value my freedom (of both speech & action) as well as my God-given free will above anything else in life. I don’t trust people who tell me what to do, because frankly the only person I believe anyone has to answer to is God. And honestly how can anyone be sure of whats best for me if they don’t walk in my shoes? It’s quite rational really. 
When it comes to people in positions of authority…I often wonder how they could fancy themselves to be anything better than what I am. We are all the same, all fallen creatures, all children of one Divine Being who lives outside of time and space. Obedience to anyone other than God in my opinion is slavery. I will be a slave to no one. 

Most people that claim to be “bosses” or “managers” don’t take the time to earn my trust or respect, it’s either naturally assumed or demanded. This isn’t the right way to go about anything. I will never respond to demands. 

I live by a certain code of rebellion.

I live by my own rules.

This rant is now over. 

Thanks for listening/reading.

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Who is this Jesus you worship? [an alternative & realistic look at Jesus Christ - Messiah]

I always find it a bit odd when I observe the images people conjure up of Jesus Christ.

It’s like we’re reading two entirely different Bibles at times.

 
The world has fallen for this portrait of a caucasian, tender-hearted, pushover with an unusual love for bright colored clothing. [Jesus was a poor Jew…]

 

This isn’t quite the vision that comes to mind when I read the Scriptures. Jesus knew the truth and he let it set Him free - fully human and fully divine, He walked as one among us.

The Jesus I praise was/is an unconventional, controversial, rebellious badass with serious balls. He was point blank, frank, blunt even. Unafraid to call it like He saw it. He turned tables - literally. Often times He would just call people out for what they were - religious hypocrites, close minded, and racist (take the story of the good Samaritan for example). Sure He had a soft spot for the underdog, but that didn’t make Him a wimp by any means.

Jesus was a full blood Jew in the royal line of King David (the badass who killed Goliath). His fingers were probably callused, His skin dark and worn from years of hot carpentry work in Israel’s harsh climate. He most likely wore humble garments that were far from white (and not clean by today’s standards) and His hair probably wasn’t kept.

My Jesus was a radical revolutionary. One might even call Him a hippie of sorts - living by a message of peace, hope and equality for all of God’s creation. So where exactly the modern mainstream image of Jesus originated from I can’t seem to figure out. When people speak of Jesus, sometimes I have to stifle a laugh. I’m sure from up in Heaven at the right hand of the Father, Jesus chuckles a little bit too.

Perhaps we need to rediscover the Scriptures and remember our fearless and bold Savior. A man who was tender enough to welcome children into His arms, yet firm enough to turn the whole world upside down, bringing people to their knees. He wasn’t afraid to turn the other cheek, but He certainly wasn’t afraid to let His voice be heard either.

This is the Man-God that early Christians were willing to suffer extreme torture and executions for at the hands of the Romans.

Clearly this God, messiah, prophet, teacher, Lord, savior is unconventional.

Part of me can’t help but paint this picture in my mind of Jesus with two bold fingers up in the face of the nagging pharisees. 
…but that’s just me…and I’m weird.

I suppose the beauty and appeal of Jesus Christ is the fact that He is the Savior of all for all. There are no boundaries or limits to His love and mercy. It’s just hardcore 24/7 lovin’. He can be whatever we want Him to be because He wants our relationship to be personal and intimate. 

So whether your faith is catered to the common caucasian Jesus of Western pop culture, or my rugged and radical one, the point essentially is this: Jesus does love you individually with a fiercely unconventional and passionate love. And that I hope is something we can all agree on. :)

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Prayer for the Virtue of Chastity

acatholicvibe:

Jesus, Fortress of mankind,

You are Immaculate as God and Man!

Bless me with Your infinite graces,

That I may remain in a state of purity.

Strengthen my body, spirit and soul

To continually reflect Your chastity.

Protect my soul in its daily struggles,

Guiding it to ponder on Your Godliness.

Defend me from the forces of evil,

Those that seek to acquire my soul:

I am truly Yours forever and ever.

Holy is my King, the Conqueror of sin!
Amen. 

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You deserve to be pursued. You deserve all of those “good morning beautiful” texts. You deserve to be dreamed about. You deserve a man that will be awestruck by you. WHY? Because God made you something special. And whether you like it or not, SOMEONE WILL LOVE YOU FOR WHO YOU ARE. All of the faults. All the dirt under your skin. The baggage and the scars. The fears and the failures. They say there’s someone for everyone, and I believe that’s perfectly true. God made you for someone. Sure they’re taking their sweet time (and YES it does get aggravating waiting for them to find you), but they ARE coming and they DO exist. You gotta believe that. You gotta believe someone is gonna love you. Someone is going to find you to be beautiful and see you as God does. On the days when there seems to be nothing left, you’ve got to hold onto this because THIS is TRUTH. There IS someone out there going through the same shit that you are. They are wondering when they’re gonna find you. And they WANT you. They want to be with you and share all those funny moments, all those kisses and hugs. Someone out there DOES want to love you.

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IT’S THE 3RD DAY!!! HE HAS RISEN AGAIN! <3

Happy Easter Sunday ya’ll! I hope it is blessed.

"Sin has lost its power, death has lost its sting, from the grave You’ve risen victoriously! Into marvelous light I’m running out of darkness, out of shame, by the Cross You are the truth, You are the life, You are the way!" ♥ :)

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Here’s the thing. I’m watching this movie called “Mary of Nazareth” where Mary the Mother of God is played by the actress who was Anakin Skywalker’s mom in the Phantom Menace, and Jesus is Christian Bale (ie Batman). I’ve always had a huge crush on Christian Bale, so though this might just be the most EPIC retelling of our salvation history, I can’t help but feeling like I may be in a state of sin by crushing on Jesus…

this is the one time it would NOT be technically heretical to say “Christian Bale is God”… All I gotta say is if some girl who’s also in love with Mr. Bale happens to watch this movie just for the sake of seeing him and hears the Gospel for the first time…hey I mean it can’t be THAT bad! 

…but seriously I can’t handle myself right now.

He is literally one of the most beautiful creatures God ever made so this role to me is entirely appropriate. 

As if I couldn’t love Christian Bale any more, now he’s playing God.

Lord, please forgive me. 

It’s perfect.

It’s God + Christian Bale = my heart

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There is something so incredibly freeing and simply beautiful about just being well…naked. Yeah I went there. God made us NAKED. It’s relaxing. Just sitting here in my dorm room all alone, late at night just nude and chilling. It’s beautiful because its vulnerable and it’s pure. There’s something incredible about embracing yourself, your body & who God made you. It’s good and holy. The body is beautiful. Our society has distorted it so much, that it’s vulgar or provocative to be naked or talk of nude bodies. But I think it’s beautiful. It’s like a returning to my freest state. My purest form. My identity.

Adam and Eve must have been so happy before the fall.

I support nudists. If you can be THAT comfortable in your own skin & who God made you - then by all means go for it! You’ve got my respect.

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this is true.
people need to understand as Christians we must never spread a message of HATE. The GOSPEL is about LOVE, but loving someone doesn&#8217;t mean you have to agree with EVERYTHING they say/believe in - that would violate our free will &amp; make us slaves. (ex: my child has an innate desire - that she sincerely believes she was born with - to kill people with an ax&#8230;I&#8217;m not going to support her EVEN THOUGH I LOVE HER because murder is wrong)
God LOVES GAYS!GAYS CAN ATTAIN ETERNAL LIFE!Yes God does call gays/lesbians/transgenders/homosexuals/bisexuals/queers/(any name you wanna call people with same sex attraction) HIS BELOVED CHILDREN!
If you are a CHRISTIAN IT IS A SIN TO HATE OR DISCRIMINATE GAYS (and this applies to anyone else). Christianity = love. But sometimes love hurts, and love is &#8220;tough love&#8221;. 
I don&#8217;t believe that homosexuals themselves are SINNERS who DESERVE HELL, but I do believe that acting upon homosexual inclinations in a disordered desire that violates God&#8217;s law &amp; natural law. 
I have a right to my opinion, but I won&#8217;t HATE others who don&#8217;t agree with me.

this is true.

people need to understand as Christians we must never spread a message of HATE. The GOSPEL is about LOVE, but loving someone doesn’t mean you have to agree with EVERYTHING they say/believe in - that would violate our free will & make us slaves. (ex: my child has an innate desire - that she sincerely believes she was born with - to kill people with an ax…I’m not going to support her EVEN THOUGH I LOVE HER because murder is wrong)

God LOVES GAYS!
GAYS CAN ATTAIN ETERNAL LIFE!
Yes God does call gays/lesbians/transgenders/homosexuals/bisexuals/queers/(any name you wanna call people with same sex attraction) HIS BELOVED CHILDREN!

If you are a CHRISTIAN IT IS A SIN TO HATE OR DISCRIMINATE GAYS (and this applies to anyone else). Christianity = love. But sometimes love hurts, and love is “tough love”. 

I don’t believe that homosexuals themselves are SINNERS who DESERVE HELL, but I do believe that acting upon homosexual inclinations in a disordered desire that violates God’s law & natural law. 

I have a right to my opinion, but I won’t HATE others who don’t agree with me.

(Source: protestations)

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