In Luke 4.18-19 we read of the beginning of Jesus’ ministry in a Synagogue in Nazareth. He stands up to be recognized, the attendant hands him the Torah roll, specifically the roll of Isaiah, to read, and he seeks a particular, Messianic passage, Isaiah 61.1-2, Luke 4.18-19).
‘The spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because God has anointed me to preach good news to the meek, he has sent me to bind up the broken of heart, to proclaim liberty to captives and to those who are prisoners, freedom, to proclaim the Jubilee year of the Lord and the day of God’s vengeance’.
My ex-minister attended my graduation from Serenity Lane, in Lane County. His church was at McKenzie, up river. He catered to the old loggers that knew who Buck is, and may have worked for Booth-Kelly. When Gary got in my face about asking good questions, I declared myself a Nazarite. I then, found my church. We need abstinence programs that work – now! We need marchers, dancers, and bands in order to combat heroine addiction – now! We will overcome the evil of addiction.
Jon ‘The Nazarite’
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