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The Fierce Urgency of Now (Matthew 4:12-23)

 Derek and Jennifer at the  Rally to Inspire  in Downtown Louisville.

Derek and Jennifer at the Rally to Inspire in Downtown Louisville.

When Jesus calls us to follow him to Galilee, to the walk with the socially marginalized, do we go? Immediately?

There’s work to be done, my friends. Following Jesus as he heads into the shadows to find those people who are trying to remain invisible for fear of what will happen to them requires a sense of the 'fierce urgency of now.'

It’s not easy. Who knows what it might cost you and those you love in the coming days?

But as the activist priest Daniel Berrigan once said, 'If you want to follow Jesus you’d better look good on wood.'


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