The United States Department of Justice is suing to block JetBlue’s proposed acquisition of Spirit Airlines. The lawsuit says that the merger would harm American travelers by increasing air fares on the most “price sensitive” consumers.
On the one hand, I get it. I am a “price sensitive” consumer. Where I’m from, we call it “broke.”
On the other hand? Flying Spirit Airlines kinda stinks. You gotta fly with your knees in your chest. You gotta pay if you wanna bring carry-on luggage. They won’t even spot you a free drink of water at 35,000 feet in the air!!!
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Spirit is only helpful if you tryna get to your destination with the clothes on your back a lil’ faster than driving would’ve gotten you there way more comfortably.
Sometimes being “price sensitive” isn’t worth the savings.
It’s kinda like the discount salvation many churches offer people all the time.
Say the prayer, and you got yourself a one way ticket to heaven!
No, you can’t bring the fullness of your identity on board. We don’t have room for that. It helps us keep the fares low.
You’ll need to check your questions at the gate. The overhead compartments are only for the answers to the questions we’ll be providing for you.
Sure, that cheap fare might get you to where you want to go. But you’ll spend the whole time wondering if it was really worth it. And you’ll probably look for other airlines to travel in the future.
I don’t think Jesus woulda went that hard if that’s the kinda salvation he wanted for the world.
I think Jesus wants us to at least have a two way ticket—where we get to see and experience heaven and then bring it back here to earth. And we get to bring all of ourselves with us. We don’t feel like we’re missing anything or being cheated on the trip.
The price may seem hella steep.
It might demand that we reprioritize some things on our end.
But we realize that it might be worth it if it means getting to our destination without feeling like we’re missing out on the fullness of the journey.
Dying over here at "I don't think Jesus woulda went that hard" because it's so you and so true! My reassessment began with the realization that what my churches (over the years) were into and up to just didn't seem aligned with what Jesus was into and up to. Yes, despite the WWJD bracelets. :)
There's too many of us not allowed to bring our whole selves. We're told we have to behave in certain ways to be acceptable to the Church. Fortunately that's not Jesus's way. Come as you are, we're told. But we put so many barriers up preventing God's love reaching everyone. Great piece. Thank you.