I've always believed "What Would Jesus Do" is an important question to consider in every decision I make, but I have never actually worn a WWJD bracelet. Well, I think I finally figured out why not.
It's because WWJD is a question. And knowing enough about myself and how I function, I figured I'd end up being satisfied with whatever answer I could come up with but then do nothing to act on it.
Now if I'm being completely honest, I'm concerned that a lot of other Christians have this same tendency. It seems many of us get stuck in a pattern of knowing the right answer or knowing what to say, but then that's it.
I remember a night here recently when my mind just wouldn't stop racing and I was laying in bed thinking about this whole idea. (Note: Since my TBI, losing sleep while perseverating about issues such as this is a rather common occurrence.) But on this particular night, I eventually came up with an idea for a new bracelet. One with a very similar acronym, but a radically different meaning:
Simply change the first "W" to a "D"
WWJD --> DWJD
A question, "What Would Jesus Do" would become a mandate, "Do What Jesus Did"
In my mind, this simple alteration changes everything. Just knowing the answer would no longer be enough. Action would be required.
Because if we look at the life of Jesus, we see a man who doesn't simply answer people's questions. He shows them what to do. He demonstrates what it means to truly live.
You know, as Christians, we really shouldn't be okay with simply knowing how to answer the question, 'What Would Jesus Do?" We need to actually do it.
"When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet."