I grew up in the WWJD era. There were bracelets (even cool ones for guys), bookmarks, necklaces, playing cards (really??), and on and on. I gave in to the cultural current. Bought my own bracelet. I even think I still have that bracelet hanging on my rear-view mirror (a cool one!) Which I never notice now that it's been up there so long.
But the longer I live and the more I read the enlightened print media (thank you Frank Viola and Leonard Sweet for investing in "Jesus Manifesto"), I am beginning to really take a disliking to the whole WWJD deal. Here's why: The WWJD mentality promotes Jesus as absent. It's like, "Well, Sarah's not here right now and we really need this paperwork to go out. What would she do if she were here?"
But Jesus ISN'T absent, my friend! In fact, He's alive and thriving (in case you haven't noticed). Saying WWJD is like ignoring Him to His face (how rude!). At the very least, we should be asking WWYD (What Would YOU Do?) straight to the face of Jesus each day. Or better yet, WAYDTMT (What Are You Doing Through Me Today?)
What about you? Are you stuck in the WWJD era? Or have you started to wake up and smell the coffee and realize Jesus is right.here.right.now?