Mission is messy

These quotes upset the ‘lets get together and hug’ apple cart a bit don’t they?…

But they make perfect sense also.

“If we are to be truly missional, I think we’ll find we can’t have a tight-knit community, because Other People who are not like us at all will inconveniently disrupt the warm fuzzy feelings.”

“In the context of a community that is open and accepting of all others – intimacy and friendship are both mutually exclusive rather than inclusive. If intimacy is the requirement for community then those people i am not intimate with cannot be a part of my community; likewise, if friendship is the requirement – only friends are welcome.”

Mission is messy.

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