When looking back at the great injustices of our time, we might wonder, did the people involved realize that they were on the “wrong side” of history? More importantly we might wonder, are we on the right side now? Hindsight makes for a unfair critique of the past. It’s hard without hindsight to distinguish between the law and rule of the “powers that be” and the law and rule of the power of love (aka discipleship). The path of the “powers that be” is ridiculously alluring and often the path of least resistance. The path of Jesus can be awesomely hard (with not a lot of instant gratification). Maybe that is why Jesus is forever sending disciples ahead to “prepare the way”! So why show up? Why take the path of great resistance?