Yes, He was attractive. Still is and always will be.
But now the question is about you. Are you attractive enough? Or is everyone fleeing your company? They should not be running away from you. If they are, then you might want to change your attitude.
Your attitude is always the problem. That air of I-am-better will not take you anywhere. You might think that it is heaven approved, and you feel more holy by doing so, but truth be told, it’s the TOTAL opposite.
Consider this: Jesus and the Pharisees.
Was there anything wrong with all that the Pharisees and scribes taught? Nope. All the rules they taught others to follow were very good. But why did people flee from them?
You see, much like many of us today, they lived their lives in constant worry. They constantly looked for more burdensome rules. They criticized others who did not do as they said. They exaggerated the rules in the Bible, and even made their own. So, who would find their religion attractive where at every turn you realized you were doing wrong like not washing your hands enough times, or in modern times now, you sin if you crack a joke or cut your hair a certain way? Certainly not me! I’d go crazy by just writing a schedule of all I had to do to be holy.
But then there comes this man who attracts thousands of people. He was more of a rule breaker than a keeper. What made the company and words of Jesus so attractive?
Remember when He said that we should do all what the Pharisees and scribes said, but not do as they, because they said and did not?
Well, there is the key: you and your religion will be attractive when all you do and say is born out of love to God. All those regulations and rules will be a delight to do. Kind of like when it’s a joy to stay up till 1AM to chat with the guy/girl you like/love.
Ooopsy doodles! 🙄
Not that I recommend you stay up that late. In fact, you shouldn’t. I take that back…okay, time to stop writing. 😂