The stuff of a pastoral, strategic plan:
As you go, proclaim that the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.
Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out devils (Matthew 10).
Healing maladies – terrific.
Raising people from material and spiritual poverty – wonderful.
Cleansing in such a way that people benefit once again from community life – marvellous.
Casting out the demoniac who loves to kill, lie and accuse – sensational.
But we’ve got to go.
We leave behind the desk, the couch; we let social media turn in on itself.
We go, we proclaim him.