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Food for thought: Propaganda of hope

From Soul Graffiti: Making a Life in the Way of Jesus by Mark Scandrette:
I wonder, if Jesus were present in our time, what he might write on the sidewalks and walls. We know that he shouted along the Sea of Galilee, "Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh" (Luke 6:20-21). Jesus came offering the propaganda of hope. To people longing for purpose and wholeness he declared, "You are the salt of the earth! You are the light of the world!" (Matthew 5:13-14).

Comments

David said…
Interesting thought. Thanks for posting.
adammoore said…
I love this thought of Jesus' message being about the propaganda of hope. That's a beautiful statement.

I think "Soul Graffiti" is the best emergent-related book that's out there. Good stuff.
Carmen Andres said…
this book had me within the first few pages. i love the way this guy captures the world. good stuff, amen.