Friday, September 28, 2007

Heros From the Beginning

And this is exactly how Jesus does discipleship: he organizes it around mission. As soon as they are called he takes the disciples on an adventurous journey of mission, ministry and learning. Straightaway they are involved in proclaiming the kingdom of God, serving the poor, healing and casting out demons.... Even the newest convert is engaged in the mission from the start; even he or she can become a spiritual hero... if disciple making lies at the heart of our commission, then we must organize it around mission, because mission is the catalyzing principle of discipleship. - The Forgotten Ways
Even though I've done a fair share of what one would call missions trips, the quote reminds me that we must be about mission.

[Related: Alan Hirsch's blog]

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