Jesus isn’t cool. I’m not being flippant or disrespectful to him in any way. It just bothers me when people (especially a certain kind of pastor) try to make him out to be just that. Jesus was and is anything but cool – at least as we think of that in our culture. He hung out with the riffraff. He called out the hypocrisy of the elites. His closest followers were decidedly uncool and in some cases social outcasts.
So please, stop trying to make Jesus cool. He’s not there to give you a status boost. He’s not there to give you an emotional pick me up when you need it and stand in the background when you don’t. He’s there to be your Savior and your King.