Tuesday, April 30, 2013

T-21 : Divine Pings

I heard in a podcast today the phrase, "...'come to Jesus' moment...".  It's not that I haven't heard the phrase before.  But today it struck me in a way that I realized that I'm not sure exactly what it means.  I have a pretty good idea.  But the fact that the phrase exists in popular culture makes me want to venture out and find some more definitive facts about the phrase.

Forbes magazine (http://www.forbes.com/sites/brettnelson/2013/04/03/come-to-jesus-moment-is-the-most-annoying-business-expression-on-earth/) calls it "annoying jargon" and even gives it it's own acronym, CTJM.

Answers.com (http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_come_to_Jesus_moment_mean) defines it as "...based on the "concept" of the moment at which you decide to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, but it has a secular meaning. A "come to Jesus moment" refers to a dawning, epiphany or agreement following a disagreement. It refers to when the light bulb comes on and you understand something or make a critical decision.".  There's even a whole website devoted to the moments, http://cometojesusmoments.com/.

So, odd as it may seem as a phrase, I believe that we all ought to have CTJMs as often as possible; no disagreement precursors necessary.  Some people might even simply call them "aha" moments.
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