I blame The Chosen for this Change in Me

Posted: December 1, 2022 by datechguy in Uncategorized

Yesterday was the feast of St. Andrew the Apostle who was crucified under Nero on an X shaped cross in Greece.

Normally there is a small intellectual connection and a faith connection to these events but this year it’s something different.

For two seasons now I’ve seen Andrew on The Chosen and while it is a dramatic portrayal based on scripture it has “humanized’ the apostle to me not as a saint from long ago, but as a person with all the strengths, faults and foibles that we all have. Someone I can relate to.

So now when I think of Andrew killed on the cross I don’t think of the remote saint dying the death of a martyr, I think of the fellow that Dallas Jenkins and Noah James has introduced me to, someone I know, suffering and dying for Christ. That produces a an emotional reaction and a realization of just what he did for the sake of those who would believe.

Perhaps this is something that should have been the case for all this time before the Chosen came out but regardless of the reason I’ll never look at the feast day of any of the Apostles the same way again.

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