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.