He kept putting himself in the shoes of the damned.

He kept putting himself in the shoes of the damned.

He kept feeling the pain of the restless, the oppressed, the hated, the dirty, the dead and the outcast.

He stood up for those even the holiest refused to look at.

He pointed out flaws in systems that accused the weak of being criminals, and the rich of being Satanists and his aim was to take them all down.

He kept putting himself in the shoes of damned and asking, how does that feel to be in those shoes.

He kept putting himself behind the eyes of the sad and the broken.

And he not only healed them, he not only raised their hands in victory. But he upheld the laws that were supposed to limit that kind of evil incursion.

He put on the robes that were heavy with sweat, and caked with dirt and ripped from their hands.

He walked the streets of the down trodden, he felt their fears, and laughed their joys.

He looked on his representatives with confusion and dismay. They were very passionately, fighting for the wrong team.

He kept putting himself in the shoes of the violent, the pants of the old-fashioned, the told that they were stupid, the raped, the tortured, the lost, the refugee, the impure, the uncomforted, the untrustworthy. The damned.

And he saved them. He championed them. He did good for them.

He didn’t yell and point fingers. He didn’t avoid them on the street. He loved.

And he knew what that meant.

A God we can control

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Aldi versus Alldi

I was walking down the street with a friend and her parents and they discussed the supermarket Aldi and their wares, but the strange part was that they pronounced it “ALL Dee”. As an Australian I have always pronounced it Aldi as “Al” in Al from Home Improvement. Almost “owl”. And we began the age […]

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Kingdom Tourists i: Jazzcore

What kind of music do you like? – I asked a generic kid. I like most music, i like everything except rap and country – He or she answered. I’m fascinated by music, why people love certain styles, and why people hate certain styles, and the common thread it seems, are the most culturally deep. […]

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Kingdom Tourists

If we explored the kingdom of God, got out of our comfort bubbles and championed others conclusions, seeing everything from someone elses shoes, maybe we would come to different convictions. Convictions that champion people as opposed to those that separate people with elitism. The above photo was taken from one of the strangest guesthouses i’ve ever stayed […]

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You look like an idiot

Our words are more powerful then we give them credit. I have heard the following in my life – You look like a: Viking, Old man, Ronald macdonald, girl, lady, homo, drug addict, drug dealer, thief, bogan, idiot, sick, tired, dying, boy, child, hobo, dad, christmas present, rock star, scotsman, bushranger etc etc. Words can […]

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We are no Jesters

Do you ever feel like you’re a court jester in the throne room of God? Like He doesn’t really like you. He just has you jumping through hoops to laugh at you? And it’s not just Him. His ENTIRE KINGDOM comes to just watch you tumble and fall and hurt yourself. You just keep failing and failing, […]

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God with us on fire

The age old question of what is church, can be answered quite basically. EMMANUEL. In East Timor I met a man called Emmanuel, and another man called Ignatio, and I’m determined to called my second son these. He will be the answer to what is Church. Emmanuel being – “God with us”. Ignatio coming from […]

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