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(written in 2004)
On Monday, May 10, 2004, Fox News ran a piece on “Jesus Chic is Latest Fashion Trend.” They reported that since the release of “The Passion of the Christ,” L.A. boutiques have been “jumping on the Jesus bandwagon.” Belt buckles, T-shirts, belts, caps, you name it, are being marketed with Jesus slogans. One L.A. company is making a shirt that says, “Jesus is my homeboy,” and another that says, “Mary is my homegirl.” Madonna has been seen sporting both. Pamela Anderson and Lara Flynn Boyle has been seen in the Jesus shirt. Ashton Kutcher has been seen with the Jesus ballcap on.
What the world really needs to see more than a Jesus t-shirt on our body is Jesus living in our lives today (1 Peter 3:3-4). Christ needs to be formed in us (Galatians 4:19). We need to have His mind (Philippians 2:5). We need to follow His example (1 Peter 2:21). He needs to live within us (Galatians 2:20).
Putting on of a Jesus t-shirt will not overcome a corrupt heart (Matthew 23:27-28). Let us be clothed with Christ (Galatians 3:27; Romans 13:14).