Designer Jeans and Fast Food
We enjoy a variety and quantity of food and clothes that other generations could not imagine. Jesus of Nazareth lived in another time and place, a time when even the rich did not experience a lifestyle like our middle class.
Jesus is seated upon the hillside. He is talking to us about our food and clothes. In Jesus’ society, the women and men alike spent a great percentage of their time obtaining and preparing the basics of life.
We are listening to Jesus concerning Reeboks and pizza, Guess Jeans and Dragos, Polo shirts and Red Bull. We will not dismiss these comments as irrelevant to our time or spiritualize them into something they are not. Rather, we want to bring his words to the center of our daily lives, for we are his disciples.