We’re all fans of Easter. I mean, it’s the biggest event on the Christian calendar, right along with Christmas. We like it. We like Jesus’ role in Easter too. But do we like Jesus the way we like the Phoenix Suns or Cardinals? The Doobie Brothers sang, “Jesus is Just Alright with Me.” They were fans. But is that what Jesus wants from us—to be “Jesus fans?” What happens when our team’s not winning, or Jesus doesn’t come through for us like we want him to? What then? Perhaps we need to define the relationship.
Are we fickle fans or faithful followers? I’ve decided that I don’t want to be a fan.