Monday, March 10, 2008

confession

some people have no issue having crushes on celebrities, historical figures or even fictional characters. i have never really been prone to this sort of interest until last night. i found my very first historical figure crush - ernesto che guevara.

so i'm telling this to luke over coffee, when he looks at me and says "he was kind of a communist. and killed lots of people."

oh right.

well...you watch motorcycle diaries and see if you don't fall in love with him. unless you're male. and conservative. and against communism. ok, a lot of you probably wouldn't. really i shouldn't. i am not about armed revolution. but his love and concern for the least of these...his desire to connect with the poor and sick, showing them dignity and respect. his inability to let things remain as they were. those things are attractive.

the interesting part of it all to me is that some of the things that drove che were similar to the things that Jesus cared about. but when we try to move forward in these things without the love of Jesus...we end up hurting a lot of people. it is good for me to remember this.

and i am SO STOKED about living in Spanish real soon.

8 comments:

luke said...

yes what i failed to add after those comments was "...interesting choice." :)

lauren h. said...

communist shmomumnist...i'm still in love :-)

graham r said...

who says you can't love a good communist revolutionary military leader?

don't let Luke player hate. he does that and then mugs down himself. outrageous.

My name is Annie. said...

I'm not as in love with Che as I am with Gael Garcia Bernal. Good NIGHT, he is attractive.

luke said...

title of a section in the new shane claiborne book: The Way the Kingdom Grows (Or, Was Jesus Like Che?)

unfortunately the conclusion was that Jesus was not like Che, but Jesus was not quick with his revolution, or apocalyptic they say--he was patient. so your conclusions are right, so sorry. i still know every time you see a t-shirt with a closed fist your heart will skip a beat.

Jami said...

um, yeah. I totally had the same reaction to that movie.

Sarah said...

lol yes! all the more reason i should read that book. i wonder if they make shirts with Jesus holding up a fist instead of the two finger blessing...

Sara said...

Let's just say I not only wrote Leonardo DiCaprio (twice)...but also have quite the crush on Jackie Chan...
I cannot judge you.