Something to read
After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest. Go on your way. See, I am sending you out like lambs into the midst of wolves.
New Revised Standard Version
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Something to think about
Christian mission means being sent by Jesus. How do we know where to go, or which job is ours to do?
Loren Mead of the Alban Institute says that one way we hear the voice of Christ calling us is through bad news that won’t leave us alone. We are bombarded daily with all kinds of bad news.
But sometimes there is one situation or issue that particularly touches or alarms or angers us. Over time we find ourselves thinking about it again and again. This may be how we identify our assignment.
What we mustn’t do is take on every one of the problems from the evening news as if we were meant to fix them all. There are many of us, and we each have our particular contribution to make. By trying to do it all we may miss the particular thing that Jesus would have us do.
Something to do
Notice what is nagging at you. Is there a problem or issue or situation that won’t leave you alone? Pay attention to that voice.
Something to pray
Lord of the harvest, keep sending your workers until your Kingdom is realised among us.
Today's contributor is the Rev Roberta Rominger, former General Secretary of the United Reformed Church