Monday, January 16, 2012

Our call and our mission (something from Tim Gombis)

I found the following from Tim Gombis' recent blog post. I couldn't agree more with him. (I will highlight a few things in blue.)

"We are called to find places in God’s good world where there is brokenness and pain, and we are called to pray for God to heal.  We are called to provide help to those in need, a glass of water for those who are thirsty.  We are called to rejoice with those who rejoice, and to grieve with those who grieve. 

We are called to sit and give ourselves to the stranger who needs a listening ear, and see her turn into a friend.  We are called to give ourselves to be loved, and to love others, because God has made us one, joining us together as family.

Our mission is to be a community that loves, a community that welcomes, a community that serves, not a community that dazzles and amazes.  Thankfully, a broken, tired, worn-out, and weary bunch of people is exactly what God is looking for to be the hands and feet of his mission to love the world for the glory of the name of Jesus."

2 comments:

Earning a Prophet's Wage said...

I cannot cite the statement anymore, and I am not sure it is an exact quote anyway, but I am a major enthusiast of N.T. Wright. And after reading him, I began using this motto/mission statement for my life:

My job is to go to the place of shame, pain, and despair in my community and bear the image of God there.

Basically a concise restatement of your post, here.

I really appreciate your offerings here. Hate to sound like a sycophant, but I do not find these kinds of thoughts just everywhere. Your blog is a rare gem. Yes there are other good ones. But not a lot.

blessings...

SF said...

Thank you for your comments on my posts! It's refreshing to know that people out there are reading my blog. Thank you for your feedback. Yes, Tom Wright has been a blessings for many.

I am very encouraged to find that people like you are going on similar journeys of following Jesus.