We live in a world that glorifies being rich and looks down on those who struggle or are found in the margins of society. Jesus, however, always seemed to be drawn towards those that were generally marginalised or shunned.

The writer of the Proverbs calls us to be like Jesus in this way.
Read Proverbs 14:31 here –

The poor are all around us and we can start by seeing them, by asking their name and extending some dignity and humanity to them as we maybe listen to their story or share a meal together.



Mary goes to Jesus’ tomb in the dark (brave girl). The Big Stone’s Gone – Eish! Tells the boys they’ve been burgled. Only John & Peter investigate. John arrives but only takes a little looky-loo. Peter finally rocks up (maybe still burdened by guilt) #justsaying. At least he goes in. Peter sees more than John but both only see in part – then they bounce and leave Mary behind, all alone – or is she?

See the biblical account here: John 20:1-18 (

You can do the right things, be at the right places, at the right time with the right people and still miss Jesus.

Jeremiah 33:3 (



I remember being the lone voice in high school to stand and say “No! We will not do this.” I remember seeing unethical practices at my first job and telling the boss “This is wrong”. It felt like standing on a cliff-edge of doom but hearing Jesus saying “Jump! I’ve got you.”

Check out Psalm 46 (

Following Jesus may take you to places that are dark and scary. So shine – after all, light belongs in dark places. Where He leads, He enables. That may mean some recharging time in the strong tower of his Word.

Hebrews 10:35 (



“Although my memory’s fading, I remember two things very clearly: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Saviour”. This is from the same guy who wrote “Amazing grace. How sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now I’m found. Was blind but now I see” – John Newton.

“For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God” 1 Peter 3:18 ( That is the steadfast and secure platform from which we, as followers of Jesus, launch our daily lives. So, seeing as you have that absolute assurance, “live a life worthy of the Lord” Colossians 1:10 (