It encourages me greatly to know that I’m engaged in God’s mission for the world. I join in God’s mission, but it’s not my own or my church’s or my organization’s to start with. I’m assured that, wherever I participate in God’s mission, God will lead and guide.
What does such participation look like, especially in communal contexts? I’m learning more and more that listening for Jesus’ voice is key. If we say that we want to follow Jesus into the world, then we need to be listening for Jesus to tell us, “this way.”