Friday, February 09, 2007

Who do you pray to?

In hopes of some mindless entertainment, I watched Talladega Nights, last night. Who knew that a Will Ferrell movie about NASCAR would bring up a pretty interesting spiritual question? During a scene around the dinner table, the characters have this exchange:

Ricky Bobby: Dear Lord baby Jesus, or as our brothers in the south call you,jesuz, we thank you so much for this bountiful harvest of Dominos, KFC, and the always delicious Taco Bell. I just want to take time to say thank you for my family.....
Ricky Bobby: Dear tiny infant Jesus...
Carley Bobby: Hey, um... you know sweetie, Jesus did grow up. You don't always have to call him baby. It's a bit odd and off puttin' to pray to a baby.
Ricky Bobby: Well look, I like the Christmas Jesus best, and I'm sayin grace. When you say grace, you can say it to grown up Jesus, or teenage Jesus, or bearded Jesus, or whoever you want.

So what image of God do you have in prayer? How does that affect your spirituality?

1 comment:

BrianC said...

Diane, do you think there's a holy card for Jesus in a tuxedo t-shirt? I mean, it's formal but at the same time it says "I'm ready to party!"