taking the words of Jesus seriously

As we approach Easter this lent we think of our own participation in mobs that need victims to find their identity.

We think about how Jesus takes the place of the victim and asks us to be with him, and stand with them.

Service is not something we “should do” but the natural outworking of the Love a disciple must undergo. The outworking of finding we are participating in a set up because we all have rocks in our hands yet all of us could be the women in the middle.

The Gospel first disarms us of our rocks then empowers us to stand with the “woman caught in adultery” because Christ first stood with us:

Live Life | Serve by Jarrod McKenna from World Vision ACTS on Vimeo.

Who is someone in your community you don’t know well? Do you value everyone in your community as equal? How does the love of God change how you view other people?

Think about someone in your community whom you wouldn’t normally connect with, then find a way to learn their story and get to know them!

Through service we are able to live the Calvary shaped love Jesus displayed on the Cross.


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

All videos will eventually be posted here together.

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


Australian pastor and social change educator, Jarrod McKenna, has been described by Rev. Jim Lawson, as “an expert in nonviolent social change.” Jarrod is the Founding Director of CommonGrace.org.au, a co-initiator of the #LoveMakesAWay movement for refugee rights and is a co-founder of the global GazaCeasefirePilgrimage.com movement. Jarrod pastors with Steeple Church in Melbourne and Table in the Trees in Perth, and is the co-founder of the InVerse Podcast and Collective with Dr Drew Hart. He is living on Wadjuk Noongar land, found on most maps as Perth, Australia, with the love of his life Kathleen and their boys.

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