Week 11 day 3
Finding God in the Mysteries of every day
Colossians 4:5Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity.
Ephesians 5: 15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.
Galatians 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.
We often hear with subtle applause in the background “He or she is able to think outside of the box. Of course, this is mostly an acknowledgement of someone’s creative ability within a rigid or fixed system of operations. That being said, there have been many Christian folk down through the centuries. We have applauded them, celebrated and lionize them as heroes of the faith, all to seldom considering their willingness to ACT outside of the box.
Many missionaries I have met through the years had this ability. They could assess the situation on the ground and use the means at hand to accomplish their purpose which was and is the evangelization of the people they encounter. I am speaking of their willingness to adapt to the reality of where they are, something which I fear has largely been lost as we become more deeply entangled in our “enclave” mentality inside the Church walls.” Yeah, I know you’ve heard it all before. But think for a moment was there ever a time in your life like this. Has there ever been a time when, between the pressing demands of immigration, the tensions between races and cultural ideologies, financial need and dissolving employment, and worst of all the separation and anxiety brought about by the plague of the covid-19 virus, when the Church was more needed, when new and creative ways from virtual worship, to simple phone calls, e-mails, text messages might be our way of sharing the love of Jesus with people with whom we cannot enjoy direct contact.
What are your opportunities? What ideas could you share with somebody who is wondering what they can do?