I’m pretty sure the man who lives under a rock in a cave on the deserted island of “Nomansland” has heard about the Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. I fully support Dan Cathy and his business principles. After reading much about the Cathy family and learning about their heart for people, it is clear that he is a man of deep compassion. I commend Dan Cathy for his comments and his conviction. Based on all that I know of this man and his father, I honestly do not think there was any hatred in his statements. I’m sure he understood that his comments would be polarizing, but that does not equal hatred. I may take a more serious approach to this subject in a later post, but that will have to wait.
Have you ever heard of a Jesus Juke?
You really should be following Jon Acuff on Twitter and checking out his blog, Stuff Christians Like. (It’s got almost as many followers as Chick-fil-a Appreciation Day!) Jon gave the world so many great things like the “Jesus Juke.” According to Jon, a “Jesus Juke” is
“when someone takes what is clearly a joke filled conversation and completely reverses direction into something serious and holy.”
I know the whole ordeal with Cathy’s comments and Chick-fil-A is not a “joke filled conversation,” but I’ve still seen people flip the conversation to a self-righteous circus. I’ve really been amused at the “Jesus Juke” responses that I’ve seen on twitter. I don’t judge these people for their responses because there is truth to their statements, but that’s not the point. People stand in 100-degree heat for hours just to get a chicken sandwich, and then you go and pull a Jesus Juke! C’mon man, it’s just not right.
I decided to start saving some of the top “Jesus Jukes” that I’ve seen from Twitter. Here are just a few that I pulled last night…
So I wonder if there will be less pew space on Sunday because of today’s gluttony?#YouCouldHearChristiansGettingFatter
— Matthew Paul Turner (@JesusNeedsNewPR) August 2, 2012
I wish it were as easy to mobilize Christians to show up & support those living in poverty as it is to get them to buy a chicken sandwich
— keithgiles (@keithgiles) August 1, 2012
I wish we could all order a chicken sandwich, give each other a nice side-hug, and talk about the issue. Until then, keep the “Jesus Jukes” coming!