We all need to have a desperate desire to again develop, and believe in, a sense of mission. I don’t mean the systematic word ‘missionary’ with all the religious baggage applied to it. I mean that we have in our personal value systems a sense of purpose and destiny as an individual living with Christ’s life in us. Something worth living for, shouting about, dancing about, talking about, serving for, loving for, sacrificing for, suffering and dying for. I mean a militant faith of reality and authenticity that can invade, over power, capture and subdue by our love, peace, justice, righteousness, and joy. It is something real and churning in our guts, in our minds and in our spirits. We become task, and task force, minded. We finally see our mission is not to save ourselves; we are more than ‘saved people,’ we have become a people who are ‘saviors.’ We are Kingdom People. We will not ‘save ourselves’ apart from the community of others. There is no ‘single salvation.’ That is the de-bunking of ‘receiving Christ as your personal Savior’ when in actuality that is impossible. We cannot be received of God without loving someone beside ourselves.
“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.” Jesus