My last post only garnered two responses but they both challenged me to rethink whether we can stop ‘beating the missional drum’ and I think they are right to say ‘no!’.
It is our default setting to think ‘me first’ and to enjoy comfort rather than sacrifice so I think the commenters were right to say ‘we will probably never really get it.’
Perhaps what I was expressing was a bit of my own weariness after 10 years of saying the same stuff. I’d like to think people have heard it by now and are moving forwards, but that may be more wishful thinking than reality.
Perhaps those of us responsible for leading Christian communities simply need to keep saying this stuff over and over and over until we see real significant change in the communities we are part of. Having mulled it over, I have actually been re-inspired to add my voice to the cause yet again.
I do long for the day when we ‘get it’ and we can ease it back a bit, but for now I reckon some of us will need to keep on banging that drum!!