If you're up for it, let's assemble at St Paul's Tube Station at 2pm. (The Eastbourne crowd might be slightly late but we'll be there soon after).
Ideas running through my head:
- I've got loads of Romans to hand out under the banner of... "St Paul's released a statement! Free copy of St Paul's official position paper. Come and hear/read about St Paul's comment on the current situation, etc, etc."
- I'm thinking of making Mike Milmine dress as Jesus with a massive "Not in my name" placard. (Mainly to embarass Mike you understand).
- I'm sick of Jesus being used as a political mascot. I'm also sick of Him being spoken about (even, and especially by clergy) as some long dead teacher whose teaching should be honoured.
- Jesus is not left or right but seated at the right hand - "from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead" and the capitalist and the communist and all points in between.
- Jesus remains above us all as Judge (Law), but there's good news - He has come down to us as a gift for the world - the bankers, the protestors and even the religious! (Gospel).
- "Let me ask you a question... I'm going to read something from St Paul and as I read, ask yourself, "What side is Jesus on?"" - then read Philippians 2:5-11
- "What would Jesus do?" is folk Christianity. Historic Christianity is what did Jesus do?
- Let me tell you about two of the 12 disciples. One was called "Simon the Zealot". He was an anti-establishment protestor. He'd have been on Rome's list of potential terrorists. A freedom fighter and a rebel. The other was called "Matthew." He was a tax-collector, getting rich through unfair practices. A fat cat. A white collar criminal. Both of them were loved by Jesus - both of them found a place in His kingdom and in His ministry.
- When Jesus returns, let's give communism a really good go. Let's try it for a thousand years. Maybe we can be Bolshevik's for 500 years and Menshevik's for 500 years, but let's give it a proper try. Before then, our number one need is to be in on Christ's kingdom...
- The LOVE of money is the root of all evil. All the regulation in the world can't get at the heart. The Law is like that. but there's one thing that can bring lasting change - the gospel of Jesus - that can change the heart.
- St Paul's statement on the use of wealth - read out 1 Timothy 5-6
Again, more ideas gratefully received. And please do pray.