CEO Jesus: You Had Me At The Retirement Plan
After a long hiatus, CEO Jesus is back. This comic was inspired by a poem I wrote recently:
At Jesus, Inc.
I came for the love and mutuality
I stayed for the retirement plan
This poem and political cartoon is a parody of the often namby-pamby, first-world Christianity that passes for following Jesus these days. I sometimes joke that I wish there was a religion where the founder was a nonviolent rabble-rouser crucified by the state, perhaps even as their fellow clansmen stood complicit. That’s a leader to which I could relate. I occasionally wonder what Christianity would look like if we amped it up so that, say, 1% of Christians were killed as a direct result of their radical love challenging the powers that be of this world. What if Christians seriously risked destitution or death for the cause of love more commonly than building “secure” retirement plans? These are the kinds of questions that haunt me and in which I find little traction or resonance within the walls of American Christianity. Ahhh, for a Church that boldly embraces such questions; this is the Church I long for…