Last week I did something that I've never done before. I preached the first part of a two-parter. Now that means, of course, that I have to go on and write the second part. This is how I left it:
"We need each other. God designed us to work together. We have been given our marching orders. When the disciples figured this out, Eugene Peterson in The Message says this: Then they were on the road. They preached with joyful urgency that life can be radically different; right and left they sent demons packing, they brought wellness to the sick, anointing their bodies, healing their spirits.
Oh—and one other thing: if you want to hear what happens—what really happens to us when we sign up for discipleship—be sure to come back next week and hear the second part of the story. Thanks be to God."
So, dear readers, I will be continuing with Mark. More specifically I will be telling this story. Discipleship is dangerous. Sometimes a person can lose her head.
This is what I am exploring this week. What about you?