If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be, and why? If that seems too easy, try this one: who would you like to have spend a day as you and what do you hope they’d learn from the experience?
This prompt feels like I’m standing in the top 5 of a beauty pageant, right there in the spotlight and being called to pronounce to the world a secret desire and a long time “wish” with clarity. Which takes me to the fact that today, most pageants don’t even have the right candidates for these questions. A person will have to really have a long standing want to be in the shoes of another person for a day. We’re so filled with sorting our present day lives, that being someone else for a day would mean, CHANGING everything I am and focusing on that ONE person who I’d want to be like and then take the dive.
Then again, its not about someone else, this one’s about me… and if given a chance, I’d like to be within “Jesus, when the devil visited him”. I’ve always been curious about “How Jesus would’ve managed himself in that moment”. When we are faced with temptation, we more than often “dig in our heels and negotiate for the best deal for ourselves.” Wonder what Jesus must’ve felt, the words we read in the Bible is a summary. Even if it was an hour that Satan hung out with him, it must have been a battlefield of emotions and words and deeds. How I have wished, to know that moment and write it down for the world to know what “being Jesus” is all about. Imagine, being given a promise of everything, when you have nothing. Imagine, the relief, of knowing you had a different choice of a “future” and still choosing the destiny of being Jesus, being crucified, being rejected by your own, being betrayed by those closest to you. Even though Jesus, knew what was coming his way, he still, chose his path, didn’t take an alternative route… and history tells us… the alternate route was “presented to him”.
Well… this Freaky Friday… I’d like to be a cell in the brain of Jesus in his moment of CHOICES and yes, be able to write about exactly what that moment was really like and HOW he managed to stay focused on his purpose, even though it meant “the cross”