selfie – a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media.
A few weeks ago I ran across an article that was all about the top celebrity instagrams of 2014. OK, so I guess people are interested in stuff like this, a lot of people. It got me to look at it. It also got me to think about celebrity and who and what we think is important. And then thought of what a selfie of Jesus might look like. (The one right here would make a great instagram message I think.) That week we were also preparing for Lent and read the famous passage from Matthew 25:31-46
39‘When did we see You (hungry, or thirsty or) sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40“The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.‘
And I also remembered that Lent was a time for fasting, praying and alms-giving. And that alms-giving was more than giving a buck or two to a homeless person. It was maybe giving someone a kind word, or an acknowledgement, or some of your time or some guidance, too. And then I was reminded that when we look into the face of any of God’s children who is in need, we are indeed looking into the face of The King himself, Jesus Christ. And then it became clear to me what a selfie of Jesus would look like: