Vicar of Baghdad: when a news outlet films a priest in Iraq

Hi, friends!

Vice News, in true form, is covering what is really going on in the middle east. And while we worry about ISIS coming into our borders, and which candidate will do a better job of bombing the hell out of our “enemies,” this man stands up as an example for those of us who claim to know Jesus.

Favorite Part: Andrew correlates terrorism with great loss.

So, if you are a follower of Jesus, might I ask if the Jesus you follow is the same Jesus of the Vicar of Baghdad?

Would the Jesus you followed be leading you into firefights, or to the doorstep of the poor?

The video below is one of the greatest representations of what it looks like for Jesus to be present amidst incredible brokenness and fear. I urge all of my friends to watch this short documentary on Andrew. It will trouble you, pierce your heart, and stir up the boldness within you to be who God has made you to be.

Over and over again,we are urged not to be afraid. He is here, and He is for us, forever and always by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Please watch: