i just found this christian version/parable/story of a character in my book, the Mosaic. The TrashMan. and although the image used is the same, the application of from one story to the other is very different. the video glorifies a person, the Mosaic glorifies all people.
if you feel to, watch this video. https://maxlucado.com/watch/give-parable-trash-man/
the video uses the parable of the TrashMan to glorify Jesus, It exults him by showing his humility, to come even as a TrashMan to take all of your sins away. it is a beautiful parable, but my problem with it is it romances the TrashMan into making him Jesus which is beautiful if people were to treat all TrashMen as Jesus, but most do not. if you were to walk into any church, synagague, temple, mosque, zendo, meditation chapel and follow any individual through the course of their week, you would of course find people who treat everyone with respect, but the large majority of these people, of all people would not give the TrashMan the time of day. so, how is it possible in a video to make a TrashMan Jesus but in real life to give him no honor.
in The Mosaic, The TrashMan is not a God Like figure, but rather a common ordinary man. the story of The Mosaic is not about the glorification of one, but the beauty of the many. the story is about how when we take time to get to know anyone, even what many would consider to be a lowly profession, a TrashMan, we see them differently. we see what they are really about. It is a story about the ordinary who are anything but ordinary.
The Mosaic highlights not the exulted, but the beauty of the Ordinaries. When we realize how beautiful it is that someone comes to our house every single week to take away our trash, how could we not marvel at the service and hold the TrashMan is the highest possible regard.
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