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Matthew 11:7-8 As they went away, Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to look at? A reed shaken by the wind? What then did you go out to see? Someone dressed in soft robes? Look, those who wear soft robes are in royal palaces.”
Scattered, broken crosses…there was no glamor in the work of putting things back together. No celebrities serenaded us while we worked, only a scratchy radio.
Jesus reminds us that prophets of the kingdom are called to be terrifyingly vulnerable to a hostile world. Scattered, broken crosses may be all they—or any of us—leave behind. Through our baptism, we are called into unglamorous prophetic ministry: To take up our cross and follow Jesus through a world that often calls his brand of self-sacrificing love just plain crazy.
MOVING FORWARD: What unglamorous thing can you do today to strengthen the Body of Christ?