The problem with missions is there are no worthy people. Only a worthy God. Thus grace.
If we were worthy, well that would make the whole escapade quite a bit simpler.
If we could measure up those we deem deserving, the orphans and widows and oppressed, we could fuel our passion for changing the world solely on our love and affection for those who so obviously got the raw end of the deal.
But it doesn’t work that way.
Because while world missions has done a lot of things, it hasn’t changed the fact that once you’re there, on the ground, living shoulder to shoulder with people, you realize that they are just that: people.
They love their sin and cling to it, just as we do. They become your neighbors instead of your mission, and neighbors are a lot more work…. Read more
I’m over at Bible Dude today sharing about The Problem with Missions, I’d love if you’d join me over there.