Thursday, April 04, 2013

If Jesus and Peter went to Pizza Hut, what would they order?

“If Jesus and Peter went to Pizza Hut, what would they order?”  I have been asked a lot of theological questions in the 26 years I have been a pastor but this one has to rank as the most unique.  I even put it on Facebook to see what my FB friends might offer.  Some of the ideas I got from them were as follows:

·         Bread sticks - after all Jesus is the bread of life!
·         They are Jewish - no pork toppings!
·         He'd order 2 pizzas and 5 breadsticks - then multiply them to feed the hungry!
·         Jesus would order water and then turn it into Pepsi!
·         They would order thin crust as that is the closest thing to unleavened bread!

Those are all clever possibilities but I like what another of my FB friends suggested.  She said,

“Since Jesus is the Creator of the world, He would order the ‘create your own’ pizza with every topping available on it.  After all, that is how He makes up His church.  He includes all kinds of people in His body--some spicy, some sweet, and even some that you look at and say, ‘that just doesn't belong on a pizza.’"

There is a lot of wonderful theological truth in that answer.  Jesus is the creator of the world and anyone who puts their faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus for the forgiveness of their sins becomes part of His Body – the Church.  Our gender doesn’t matter.  Our nationality doesn’t matter.  Our family heritage doesn’t matter.  Our economic status doesn’t matter.  Our appearance doesn’t matter.  And our past mistakes don’t matter either.  As someone has said, “The ground at the cross is level.”  When we put our faith in Jesus as our Savior and Lord we become part of the family of God, no matter who we are or what we look like.  The Gospel of John states it this way, “But to as many as received Him (Jesus Christ), God gave the power to become children of God, even to those who believe on His name.” (John 1:12)

So, in answer to the question, I too am going with the fact that Jesus would order the “create your own pizza” with every topping available.  But what about Peter?  What would he order?  If he’s smart, I think he would simply point at Jesus and say, “I’ll have what He’s having!”  

1 comment:

sheri said...

Very introspective and interesting!