Opposition

ObeyGC2 is not about charity. Jesus wasn’t about charity. He wasn’t crucified for charity. He was crucified for living out a love which calls forth a new world order and disrupts the existing social order.

Jesus was a threat to Satan. He was a threat to the Jewish leaders of His day. He was a threat to the power structures and to people who were prospering at the expense of others. He was a threat to everyone’s self-serving lives and selfish lifestyles. He came to serve. He came to sacrifice and suffer and die on behalf of others (all of us). He came to call us to follow His example. If we do, we will suffer the same fate of being hated and misunderstood because the same forces which opposed Him will oppose us.

Matt 10:25
25 It is enough for the student to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If the head of the house has been called Beelzebub, how much more the members of his household!

Luke 9:23-26

23 Then he said to them all: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it. 25 What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self? 26 If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.