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Hot Jesus

Posted by hrgarippa on 17 December, 2008

Am I allowed to say that?


We (Mindy and I) just finished showing the movie, The Gospel of

John, to our Tuesday Night Bible Study Girls Group (which needs a

better name by the way, any ideas?). It is a great movie that very

accurately portrays that book. I loved seeing what I’ve been reading

come alive. We’ve prayed that it would help the girls better grasp

the things we are teaching, however I think we (or Hollywood or the

devil) might have compounded another issue; lust.


Here is the Jesus from The Gospel of John:



 Yes, That is Desmond from Lost.


At one point when he “laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist”…ya know to wash the disciple’s feet. I was completely distracted. (Ya’ll this is as real as it’s gonna get on this blog.) And the girls they were also distracted…I think Amber might have whooped at Jesus.


The only one who kept it together was Mindy…the only one she whoops at is Garrett.


How is it that I can be so easily distracted? One minute I’m totally tracking with Jesus (God, Incarnate), and the next I am completely thrown off the track by Henry Ian Cusick acting as Jesus and taking his outer garments off…Oh, my flesh is weak, so very weak.


I am so thankful for my Lord and Saviour…the absolute Real Jesus Christ who is beyond any sort of category like “hot”…he is Holy and Righteous and loves me beyond anything I can imagine. I pray that I would be more and more distracted by Him.


5 Responses to “Hot Jesus”

  1. Melissa S. said

    You are hilarious. I love you. And he is totally hot.

  2. Mindy Sue said

    You give me too much credit…I was a bit distracted as well! Thanks for being so vulnerable- and bringing your thoughts to light! I love sharing this adventure with you!

  3. Jen Mayes said

    hahaha..oh yes, I would be in the same boat.

    In my small group we are reading “The Jesus You Never Knew” which I highly recommend but it addresses the physical appearance of Jesus and how people are offended if even the thought of him being “un attractive” is even mentioned. It’s hard for us to deal with a attractive Jesus for sure (being a bit distracted) but it’s also hard for me to picture him unattractive. Which is sad. Shows how much I place on outward appearances. I have a long way to go as well…

  4. You totally had me at the title. Ok, I think the actor who played Jesus in the Passion of the Christ was easy on the eyes, too. It makes me wonder how Hollywood would reconcile Isaiah 53.

  5. martha said

    i love you, hannah! i love how honest you are here. and i’m with you! i’d be totally distracted… i (along with so many others) am obsessed with desmond… to see him portraying Jesus would be difficult. but i also agree with the above comment. it’s just as difficult, albeit in a different way, to imagine Christ as an UNattractive man.

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