Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A better Braveheart speech.

I just finished reading Brian Zahnd's book entitled "Beauty Will Save the World".  I love this guy and his steadfastness in proclaiming the kingdom of God which is truly the good news that Jesus brought for all of the world. I could tell you what its about but you would get a better idea if you just read it for yourself. (reading books is good and its downloadable right to your smart phone!.) Chapter 3 of this book entitled "axis of love", inspired me to rewrite the famous speech of William Wallace to his men before going into
battle in my all-time favorite movie,  Braveheart. If you haven't seen Braveheart, then you simply must start watching better movies! I've re-written the speech as I imagine Jesus might have delivered it to those who seek to follow His way.

“I am Jesus.  And I see a whole church of my brethren, here in defiance of the world’s power! You have come to love your enemies as free men and free men you are! What will you do with that freedom?  Will you love?” ……..” Love our enemies who aim to kill us?” shouted a zealot from the crowd. “No ,We will pick up our swords and fight in order to live!”
“Yes” said Jesus, “Love them and you may die. Pick up your swords to kill and you may live at least awhile. And dying in your beds many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days from this day to that, for one chance,..... just one chance, to come back here as young men and tell Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas, and their minions that they may take our lives, but they will never take our freedom from all that is evil!”