It did make me think how disconnected Europe really is, how the church in the UK doesn't really appear to feel part of Europe. Of course this has something to do with history, xenophobia and too many people reading the daily mail but it is sad to see.
I have a number of negative views on Europe one is the word "unelected" others are central law making, etc
I believe that is ok to be euro sceptic when it comes to political structures and how europe is run.
It is not ok to be euro sceptic when it comes to engaging with and reaching out to the people of europe of which the UK is part. Even the question of the UK being part of europe is on one level irrelevant. Why is it for years we have sent people to Africa, India and other desperately needy countries but ignored europe. The fact is there is a huge mass of people living near each other who could do with hearing the good news about Jesus. I think that if we got groups of say 6 -12 people went for a bit of geographical relocation some missional focus linked with some language learning and maybe we could reach out to the darkest continent in the world.
Is our history holding us back on a subconscious level from truly engaging with the evangelisation of europe?
Maybe we should start a european missionary sending organisation, I am sure that many already exist, but maybe we could start a new one?