I think the most interesting aspect of the "What Would Jesus Do?" movement is that in a sense we know the answer in almost every instance to this question will be singularly unhelpful. WWJD? He would likely do a miracle. This is almost never a useful answer in our day to day lives.
Let's say your friend is dying of cancer. WWJD? Forgive their sins and cure their disease. He didn't often pray for a cure or pray for the strength to accept this awful turn of events. He was a superhero and he did what a superhero would do: use his powers.
Even more perplexing is trying to determine what Jesus would do in our modern world (WWJ Drive?, WWJ eat?, etc.). Once again, he had magic powers so probably wouldn't need a car. And who knows if he needed to eat or not. The idea of god needing food seems pretty silly.
If we really could learn WWJD in specific scenarios, I'd be interested in learning the following:
- WWJPIHNL (What Would Jesus Put In His Netflix List?) : I'm guessing he has supernaturally good taste and I'm always looking for a good movie.
- WWJR? (What Would Jesus Read?): Also would like some good books. I wonder if Jesus was literate. Do you think he leaned towards SciFi or Self-Help books?
- WWJPFTL?(What Would Jesus Play For Tomorrows Lottery)? : That would be practical and a pretty good indication of his divine credentials.
- WWJPI?(What Would Jesus Program In?): I've always wondered what programming language god uses. Lisp probably. At least it's been around since Biblical times.
How would you fill in the blank? WWJ___?