“Christian”, According to Mr. Webster

Posted: February 2, 2008 in funnies, musings

I will begin by stating that I love English.  Unfortunately, not only do my kids NOT share my passion, they look at me like I’m crazy when I say we GET to diagram sentences.  I love words.  I like finding where each word belongs in a sentence and finding out his purpose in that sentence (mmm…I think I just thought of another blog) I am so bothered when we are driving down the road and I see signs with misspelled words on it.(Oh no, I think I have just set myself up, I better make sure I double check my spelling from now on 😎 Anyway, I also love learning new words and what they mean. This finally gets me to my point.  

 I started thinking about the word “Christian”.  What does it mean?  Do we use it correctly?  According to Mr. Webster, one of the meanings of the word Christian is,”having the qualities demonstrated and taught by Jesus Christ, as love, kindness, humility, etc.”  What would the world look like if those of us who say we are “Christian” really lived according to the definition?  Is “Christian” really the correct term for us? How many of us actually have the qualities demonstrated and taught by Jesus.  If that were the case, if “Christians” actually had these qualities, the world would be a different place. I challenge myself and anyone reading this, next time we say that we are a Christian, think….are we really “Christian”? 

 Family Funny:  We were in the car last night when my 17 yr. old daughter, in a very excited voice, suddenly blurted out, “Dude, you know what I learned in American Lit today?  Geronimo was a real person….  And his name doesn’t start with “J”.”  Needless to say, after laughing, I said, “Please don’t’ tell anyone you are homeschooled.” 😎

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