As we're continuing through our “What Would Jesus Do?” sermon series, I'd like to tell you a story based on something written by Mick Monney on the Huffington Post website.
Once upon a time, a mother made her son a wristband. On it was written: WWJD? This, of course stood for: "What Would Jesus Do?" She instructed her son to look at the wristband before making decisions on how to live his Christian life.
A week later she was shocked to see that her son had become friends with all the wrong sort of people. Worse still, he had walked into their church the previous Sunday, overturned the tables and thrown the collection plate through the window. He then chased the vicar out of the building, declaring he was turning God's house into a den of thieves.
The mother was very distressed, but fortunately she found a solution to this terrible problem. She made another wristband, this time it read: WWPD? This, she explained to her son, stood for: "What Would a Pharisee Do?" She took the old WWJD? wristband and burned it.
Since her son has been wearing the new wristband he has become an active condemner of 'sinners,' and has a great reputation as a godly young man amongst other religious people. Needless to say, the mother is very happy now. She only wishes Jesus would take notice and follow her son's good example.