In this Sunday’s Gospel reading from Luke 10, we may find four vital principles underlying the Christian mission as Luke understood it in his day. Just in case you don’t have 18 minutes to listen to what I have to say, here they are as bullet points….
* Vulnerability. We must take a low-key approach to people, because that is what God does.
* Spirituality. We are seeking out those who respond to God’s fundamental blessing of Peace.
* Community Building. As honest brokers, we should avoid unhealthy entanglements.
* Confidence. We must retain a good sense of our authority as God’s agents.