Andrew Butcher’s thoughts on the Destiny March, reprinted because I thought they were good
I choose to follow a man who, instead of travelling with four Presidential-style security guards, travelled with an intrepid band of a dozen men and others besides. I choose to follow a man who instead of throwing stones invited those who had not sinned to throw theirs first (think glass houses and note that no-one did). I choose to follow a man who when confronted with immorality and adultery offered peace, security and life instead of one who proclaims chaos, disorder and damnation. I choose to follow a man who did not ever seek self-glorification but instead sought to glorify the one who sent him. I choose to follow a man who mingled, notably and controversially, with the scourge of his day * tax-collectors, lepers, sinners and women * rather than with those who fitted his mould. I choose to follow a man who builds his kingdom in the hearts of his friends and followers not via television, marches and covers of magazines. I choose to follow a man who said that enough is never enough: when we have had enough of life * when there is nothing more to lose * then we find it. I choose to follow a man whose path is both joyful and painful, whose grasp of reality is both firm and sound and whose invitation to life is well worth accepting and well worth living. This is no life of Brian. This is the life of Christ.