Action, not looks, is what matters


Allison Byerley

Every church has in it a picture of Jesus, probably the same picture of Jesus. You know the one I am talking about.

It is from the shoulders up and Jesus is looking up to the left-hand corner of the frame. He has long, straight brownish hair, a neat beard and a very serene, holy look on his face. If you were to ask the average person in the pews what Jesus looked like, that’s how they would probably describe him.

Would it surprise you to know that’s not how Christians ha...

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