The Rev. Debbie Eisenbise, Church of the Brethren, Kalamazoo:
"In my mind, if Jesus were walking the Earth today, he would say little. He would weep. Perhaps, as he did looking over Jerusalem in his day, He would say with exasperation, 'If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace!'The Rev. Douglas Vernon, First United Methodist Church, Kalamazoo:
Bishop T.D. Lockett, Faith Temple Church of God, Kalamazoo:
"I believe Jesus would see the mess we've made of things -- the degradation of creation, the negative effects of greed on the economy, the corruption of the political process, the increasing numbers of the poor and the outcast -- and express his righteous indignation upon us.
"Perhaps in his mercy, Jesus would urge us to sing with the angels, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth, peace and goodwill to all."
"When you give, it's like making a loan to God, a loan that will be repaid by him with more interest than you can imagine."The Rev. Tim McNinch, Vineyard Church of Kalamazoo:
"I think Jesus would say that, even though we are living in difficult times, that this is not the time to retreat, not the time to look out for our own interests. It's a time to step out boldly into the uncertainty, to care for those who are hurting and give hope to those who are giving up on a future of significance."The Rev. Robert Anderson, Three Rivers Church of the Nazarene:
"Yes, Jesus would be concerned about our society, its commercialism and its growing hostility to the day that bears his name, Christmas."Well the Kalamazoo Reverands didn't really agree with what Jesus would say. Sounds like he could say little, cry, scold, take an offering, or take us to on a walk. How do we score this one: Jesus, Squirrel or other? I think we give the credit for these words to the Reverands themselves.