So says Conrad Gempf, as he asserts that the popular What Would Jesus Do? way of thinking might be a little bit misleading.
Personally, I can see the WWJD slogan being helpful in some situations. I wore one myself, for parts of my teenage years. The most frustrating thing was that you couldn't apply it to a situation where you'd done something wrong.
Q. "What would Jesus do if he was about to get told off for not doing his homework?"
A. "Jesus would have done his homework"
It's true that we can only hope to imagine what Jesus would have actually done in most of our circumstances. But I think it's still helpful to ask the question. In fact, I agree with Gempf when he says "What's good about it is that it does get people asking a question about what they're doing, looking at it from another perspective. Most people don't ever do that. But the right question is: what did God create me to do?"
WDGCMTD? isn't quite so catchy of course.
That's from the BBC, by the way.