MISSION OF OUR CHURCH
Mohandas Gandhi once said, “The things that will destroy us are politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity; and worship without sacrifice.” So true!
We hear in our modern day of campaigns of “promise making,” aimed almost exclusively at our needs and desires. What is often missing is a call to service. “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you---ask what you can do for your country.” This famous quote is from the 1961 inauguration of John F. Kennedy.
When the only question is, “What is in it for me?” aren’t we suffering from developing spiritually? Jesus pointed his eager disciples toward the maturity of the person who has developed a heart to serve. Next weekend is World Mission Sunday. We as a Christian people have a responsibility to serve as Jesus did. To heal a broken world, we as a community of faith should be assisting the mission of the Universal Church in spreading the Gospel message, to feed each other in God’s word. Now this does not happen automatically.
Points to Pray and Ponder:
Spiritual maturity means getting out of the passive voice, being served, and into the active voice, serving. The call to serve, Jesus has taught us, is a beckoning away from death---to life. What is your mission?