Monday, June 28, 2010

Mission


We had our meeting last night, I talked from the book of Daniel. Which I enjoyed. When we came out we found a guy by the same name asleep in the street. He had drunk to much and was hugely disappointed by England's loss against Germany. We gave him a lift back to his hotel. We didn't have out T-shirts on, this wasn't a scheduled time it was just helping some poor guy out on a Sunday afternoon.

All of this got me thinking about the words "mission". We get a lot of teams coming and you often hear the phrase "on mission" or even the term "missions team". I understand the need for this kind of phraseology although the very terms and context in which they are used could be an indicator of a deeper issue.

I wonder if there is a line of thinking that still exists which regards mission as something we do as a pose to a way that we live?

I remember talking to a young lady once who talked about getting back out into the "mission field" she was home after working for a surfing mission in Australia and really only felt she would be back doing mission when she was back with a specific organisation doing a specific "christian" task.

There is no specific mission field, your mission field is your life.
You don't go on mission, your life is a mission.
You're only mission team is the community you work out your faith with.

Mission is not a project, an activity or a two week team, it is a way of life.

2 comments:

Tanya Heasley said...

I'm going to write the following on my mirror and read it everyday.

'Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is your life. Start living it!'

The Journey said...

this a great.. i love it!