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Roadside Jesus: an article in The Menno

February 19th, 2009 by isaac · No Comments

I wrote an article last summer about my experience of joining a group of people who eat lunch together every Wednesday on the side of the road. The Mennonite recently published it. Here’s a passage:

The lure of Christ’s gracious presence invites us onto a wandering path of discipleship that leads into forgotten places—the margins of highways and the wilderness of slums. As the title of Ernst Käsemann’s landmark book on Hebrews puts it, we become The Wandering People of God. We are nomads who set up our tents where others don’t want to live. We wander into relationships where we share burdens and hope to encounter the living presence of Jesus among the disfigured, disordered and disheveled. “Can we see Jesus?” The answer depends on where we go and with whom we await Christ’s presence.

If you want to read the whole thing, follow this link: “Roadside Jesus,” The Mennonite (Feb 17, 2009).

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