Follow Jesus: get up and move

According to the predominant religious models, the religious life is thought of in contemplative terms. To be spiritual is to flee from the world. Literally. To the monastery. As he went along, he saw Levi, the son of Alphaeus, sitting at the tax booth. “Follow me,” he said to him. And he got up and…

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Beginning of the gospel: start here

We like beginnings, new things, new year, inaugurations. Business, schools, and stores hold cocktails for openings (but don’t drink the alcohol). Products and books have launches and signings. The beginning of something excites us. The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Mark 1:1 NET Some thoughts come to mind:

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