Speechless by Len Borozinski

Speechless

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  1. ILuvLu

    ILuvLu said, 8 months ago

    Reminds me of a movie I once saw. Oh yeah, “Bus Stop”.

  2. 2old, getting younger!

    2old, getting younger! GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Don’t believe everything you read.

  3. hlb68

    hlb68 GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    the funny thing is the bus started and ended up in New Jersey!

  4. naturally_easy

    naturally_easy said, 8 months ago

    Is that road paved with good intentions?

    I don’t really get this one, Len.

  5. naturally_easy

    naturally_easy said, 8 months ago

    Is it because the bus is full of partying children or was he just misled like so many?

  6. Dave33

    Dave33 said, 8 months ago

    Maybe its because he’s already in heaven and the bus is going back where it came from ?
    (And the guy didn’t realize/appreciate heaven)

  7. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, 8 months ago

    @naturally_easy

    It may be a comment on people who are depending on all the wrong things to get into Heaven. It’s not about us, it’s not about our “good works” or “clean living”—it’s about Him and our relationship with Him. The good works and clean living should be a response of gratitude and praise, not an attempt to make points with God or buy our salvation.

  8. Tigdi

    Tigdi said, 8 months ago

    @orinoco womble

    I think you’re on the right track with your view of the comic. I would add that the passenger is misled by what he believes heaven and the people there will look like. Many people view heaven as a kind of retirement home place where all we do is party, party, party.

    The Pharisees criticized Jesus practice of eating with sinners. Jesus told them that a healthy man does not need a doctor but a sick man does which means Jesus is the doctor and he has come to save the sinners. I know that there will be folks in heaven that others are surprised to see and also folks not there that others expected to see.

  9. Laura

    Laura GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    Good one!

  10. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble said, 8 months ago

    @Tigdi

    True, oh Tigdi. Perhaps also the “party bus” is a reference to the watered-down gospel taught in many places that says Christianity is a constant party, no trouble, nothing ever goes wrong…“like the Mona Lisa on Valium” as a British comedy writer once put it. Funny, that wasn’t the experience of the first believers…Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble, but take heart, I have overcome the world.” He didn’t say, “In this world you will take it easy, and everything will be fine forever and ever.” If you spend much time on your knees, you’ll eventually get it in the neck, in today’s world.

  11. LingeeWhiz

    LingeeWhiz said, 8 months ago

    The “Your best life Now” bus.

  12. ColoradoRon

    ColoradoRon GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    I think Len’s point is that there is so much deception in the world today about religion, salvation and Heaven. It is very difficult even for those that consider themselves Christians to not be deceived. It is hard to stomach the idea of Hell and that many are destined to be there for eternity.

    So many lies are out there that say that there are many paths to Heaven. So many lies about who God is. So many deceptions about the other religions. It may not be PC but Christ is the only way to be saved from our own wretchedness.

    We are all sinners and have fallen short of the glory of God. None of us, not one, deserves to go to Heaven. Our sins make us an abominal offense to the purity and righteous off God.

    Our attempts at good deeds and work are called “filthy rags” in the Bible. There is no way on our own that we can earn our way into Heaven.

    But that is where Christ comes into the story. He chose to become a man, to live a pure and sinless life among us, so that He could make the ultimate sacrafice and atonement of a gruesome and painful death on the cross. He paid the price for all of our sins, past, present and future.

    His death on the cross is a gift, an offering for redemption. To be made right with God the Father, to have our sins covered over, to be made righteous, to have our sins forgiven and forgotten, never to be held against us.

    Bottomline, thru Christ, we are purified, made righteous so that we can stand in the presence of the Lord. We get to spend eternity with our Creator, in paradise, in communion with all that is good and beautiful.

    But as John 14:6 says " I am the truth , the way and the light, no one comes to the Father except thru me". Christ death on the cross is a gift, a free gift, a gift that if accepted can free you from the bonds of sin, death and an eternity separated from God. if you reject this free gift, then you reject the true and living God, and you will be judged for your sins.

    You have to accept Christ’s free gift to be saved. All you need to do is pray silently to Jesus, admit your sinful nature, ask for His forgiveness, and choose Christ as your Lord and Savior. To seek to follow Him for the rest of your life. If you do that then the you will be saved and you will spend eternity in Heaven.

    May God Bless you.

  13. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell said, 8 months ago

    The most grown-up FSM-er is childish compared to a serious theologian.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 8 months ago

    @ColoradoRon

    You mean “RC” not “PC” which is all about deference to etiquette. Most other religious say the same thing and promise goodies too if you just give your life and brain over to it.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 8 months ago

    Christ from the Greek “Christos” or anointed which was originally secular in meaning. How things change over several short thousand years.

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