Journey with us through the wilderness and walk with Jesus toward the cross cultivating His habit of listening to God.
There is no sugar coating this following Jesus stuff. To be on the side of grace and compassion and healing and the righting of the systemic wrongs of the world is to lay oneself open to the possibility — even the inevitability — of criticism, scorn, and even execution. There is no playing it safe in Jesus’ book. After rebuking Peter, Jesus calls the crowd to him and says all the more clearly, that not only is he headed to the cross, but so also must anyone who follows him. This is the way to life: through suffering, rejection, courage and humility in the face of fierce and violent opposition.