Friday, June 30, 2006
Matthew 27:27-31 Then the governor's soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on his head. They put a staff in his right hand and knelt in front of him and mocked him. "Hail, king of the Jews!" they said. They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again. After they had mocked him, they took off the robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him away to crucify him.
I woke up in the morning with this great idea, I'd been talking to Fasm about a trick that he had done that makes the inline look like shiny gold. So first thing in the morning I drew the sketch and then in the afternoon bought some yellow and brown paint and a co-worker let me borrow thier car and I went to the wall. I prayed for the yellow to work and it didin't run much. While I was finishing up this group of kids were talking and one needed a ride back to the place I was going. This kid was tall, thin had a pair of converse shoes on and kept talking about punk rock bands and what it ment to be a real punk. It was like I ran into myself when I was his age full of lofty dreams and an attitude that the world was too stupid to see how wrong they were and it was my duty to inform them of this. Me and Derek (battle jr) had a good conversation about punk rock bands I used to listen to and what it ment to be a poser and a sell out. But then as we passed a church he put up his middle finger and shouted "F U JESUS" it drifted to more substantial topics of philosophy, his catholic upbringing, the church and Jesus. He really looked up to me and gave some thought to what I had to say. I thought "what did I need to hear back then". The answer 1) the church isn't Jesus and 2) that I didn't know as much as I thought. He agreed on those two points but we couldn't agree on whether "indistructable" was a good album.
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Friday, June 23, 2006
"I've got four comments on the mural and one of them was good. Everybody liked it but they didn't think the piece fit into the image of the store. In peticular the God is Awesome part I mean I'm a christian too everybody at this store is a christian it's just I've worked hard for this store and your mural will cost us business. People found God is Awesome offensive and they were christians too. I mean you expect to see that kind of thing in a church but not on a wall. So I gotta get that thing off the wall on saturday."
I get the whole thing but one thing I just can't understand is how God is Awesome is more offensive to christians than the swear words that were there before. Three people (some or all of which were christian) came off the street and complained that a generic message of God is Awesome was offensive. I didn't say Jesus is the only way and everybody else is going to hell. G-O-D is more offensive than *-*-*-*. That's a sign of the times and it's sad. We as christians gotta work hard at our public image and not just sit back and think everything's Ok because really, people hate us, they hate our message and they want to sterilize us... Only in the church they say...
Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. John 3:20
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Friday, June 16, 2006
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light" matthew 11:28-30
A friend of mine (left) has been interested in spraypainting. He's been sketching out letters and I've been helping him with that. I took him out and we did a wall in grimsby. I showed him the basics and passed on some of the knowledge other writers have given to me. We did the fill together chilled in the sun and ate pizza. It was really quiet there and me and Evan just had a really relaxing day enjoying each others company, the art form, food and the weather before we went back to our jobs.