i have been told, over at joseph prince’s church, they sing the old hymn, Jesus Loves Me, a little differently.
the little children of the 18,000, instead of singing “they are weak but He is strong”, sings “they are BLESSED ‘cos He is strong.”
fantastic, don’t you think?
i mean after all who cares if the words were originally written to comfort a dying child? dying children is just so negative. we should change it for the rest of our little living ones. besides, weak is just so weak. Blessed is so much nicer. Yay!
effortless jo not only makes me laugh. he inspires me to be filthy rich (so i can seed more and become even filthier and richer) which is why i’m launching my latest project – the Priceless Effortless Reduced Version of the Bible (“PERV”).
inspired by effortless jo’s lyric-changing ways, but somewhat constrained by my ugly conservative christian values; i have decided that while changing bible verses is out of the question; ignoring the ugly, difficult, not aligned with the gospel of grace that effortless jo correctly preaches is perfectly acceptable.
again, because of my ugly conservative christian ways, i am not deleting any verses. instead i’m blanking them out. doesn’t it feel good that we can keep the really blessed positive messages and ignore the horrible, scary ones?
here’s a peek at the PERV version of the Beatitudes:
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i honestly think i have a winner here. this isn’t your ordinary christ in red lettering bible. it’s a one of a kind ignore-boxes-in-red version. it will do wonders for bible memory and propagate a correct understanding of grace that as effortless jo reminds us in the definitive “destined to reign”, many other preachers simply ain’t doing it right.
i don’t know about you. i think i will make plenty of $$$ with this and i feel absolutely Greatly Blessed, Highly Favored and Deeply Loved.