taking the words of Jesus seriously

How might our contemplation during Lent be transformed if we kept these two often forgotten realities at the forefront:

  • Resurrection = God’s new world is underway
  • The Cross is how God’s kingdom comes

This Lent I’d like to invite you to join me with youth in over 75 countries taking part in the Live Life journey. I’ve been asked to share, in 4 videos over the next 6 weeks, reflections on fasting, prayer and service. It’s my hope that this side of the Resurrection we might see the life and violent death of our Lord, as God’s nonviolent victory over the Powers and the launch of God’s new world underway. Only then might our Easter be as dangerous as the first.

You can get started with Live Life this Lent at www.worldvisionyouth.org

All videos will eventually be posted here together.

Lord, this Lent may we undergo your love, pick up our cross and walk in the Resurrection.


Jarrod McKenna is amazed by grace. A peace award winning nonviolence trainer and activist, Jarrod is now World Vision Australia’s National Advisor on Youth, Faith & Activism.  Jarrod with his amazing wife and son Teresa and Tyson, are three of 17 people living at First Home Project; an innovative community welcoming, housing and empowering refugees. Follow him on twitter here.

About The Author


Jarrod McKenna is the co-founder of First Home Project, a community welcoming, housing and “giving a hand up not a hand-out” to recently arrived refugees. He is also the Teaching Pastor at Cornerstone Church in Perth, was a part of initiating the #LoveMakesAWay movement, and is an award-winning nonviolent social change trainer, working primarily in the Middle East and Eastern Europe when not at home.

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