If there is any one thing at which I can point and say, “This, this is my heart,” this video would be it.
Below is a short video clip with N. T. Wright answering the question, “What would you say to your children and grandchildren on your deathbed?” In effect, his answer is to encourage them to spend more and more time in the Gospels, just looking at and getting to know Jesus.
Run time: approx. 3 minutes 45 seconds
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Video hat tip: Kurt Willems
My friends, this is my heart toward you. I want so much to say over and over again, “Look at Jesus. Look at Jesus. Look at Jesus.”
By way of announcement, I am excited to share with you that in the next couple months, I am planning to offer a Gospel immersion experience here on this site.
This will be a chance (for those of us who are interested) to read through the Gospels together — “at a run,” as N. T. Wright puts it — in order to allow the character and person of Jesus to become more and more alive for us. It will also include opportunities for some of the more meditative interactions with the Gospel that are described in the video above, that of sitting with actual scenes for a reflective period of time.
I’m thinking there will be some video components, a discussion board, and perhaps some one-on-one exchanges with me, too.
Would this interest you? I hope so! I’ve been thinking on this for several months, and I just keep getting more and more excited about it. :-)
For our meditation today, I’ll leave you with the closing words offered in the video above. They really are just so true and beautiful and echo my own heart’s cry:
“If you want to know who God is, look at Jesus. If you want to know what it means to be human, look at Jesus. If you want to know what love is, look at Jesus. If you want to know what grief is, look at Jesus. And go on looking until you’re not just a spectator, but you’re actually part of the drama which has him as the central character.”
— N. T. Wright