Risk-Taking Mission & Service – Day 22

risk-taking-missionRisk-Taking Mission & Service

Bishop Robert Schnase defines it for us like this:

‘Mission and Service refers to the projects, efforts, and work people do to make a positive difference in the lives of others for the purposes of Christ, whether or not they will ever become part of the community of faith.

Risk-taking pushes us out of our comfort zone, stretching us beyond service to people we already know, exposing us to people, situations, and needs that we would never ordinarily encounter apart from our deliberate intention to serve Christ.

Risk-taking Mission and Service involves the efforts to alleviate suffering and injustice to improve the conditions of others in the name of Christ.’

Reading:
‘Do to others as you would have them do to you.’ (Luke 6 v. 31)

Reflection:
‘Jesus stepped across oppressive social boundaries, intermingled with those who suffered crippling infirmities and social stigma, and offered hope to those at their point of gravest despair.’
What is the most unexpected place to which your faith in Christ has taken you in order to make a difference in someone’s life?

Prayer:
Give me grace, Lord,
to risk comfort and convenience
to help someone in need
in Your name.
AMEN.

Challenge:
Pray today for those in prison and for those who offer their service to make a positive difference in the lives of those who are incarcerated.

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