Thursday, May 7, 2009

meeting is mission

I met this week with Dr Jeff Keuss, who teaches at Seattle Pacific University. During our conversation I was struck by his idea that meeting is mission; that is to say, I believe that when we sit at table and converse with anyone, we are fulfilling the mission of God to create, through friends, community that reflects the life of the triune God. If all our theology is lived, what does it look like? Is it high attendance at church services? Is it feeding the poor? Is it about our obedience in extending friendship each day through conversation and shared time and activity? Probably all of these apply to some extent, but in a fast-lane society, it may be that personalized moments are a gospel experience.

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