Working for a worthwhile goal for the community may lead one to criticizing the wrong-doing of community leaders. Resistance will arise. We have to expect it and be prepared to continue to pursue our goal.
[A way to live Mark 6:14-29 from the readings in many churches for 7/12/15, the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost. John the Baptist had been arrested for opposing Herod’s marriage. Herod’s promise in drunken folly leads to John’s execution at the request of Herod’s wife.]