Wednesday 8 February 2012

MC: Global Letters for a Global Community--3

Going Steady
ἀγάπη οὐδέποτε πίπτει

We are writing to member care workers and all those with member care responsibility within international mission/aid who identify with the historic Christian faith. We write to encourage us all to stay the course in our service to God and humans and to take full advantage of the many opportunities to provide and develop member care. We write fully aware of the problems that can discredit, divide, and disable the church-mission community (CMC) and all of our member care efforts. We write with a commitment to the love that is necessary to resolve these problems and to promote health within the CMC. 
My dear, dear friends! I love you so much.
I do want the very best for you.
You make me feel such joy, fill me with such pride.
Don't waver. Stay on track, steady in God.
Summing it all up, friends,
I'd say you'll do best by filling your minds and meditating
on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—
the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly;
things to praise, not things to curse.
Put into practice what you learned from me,
what you heard and saw and realized.
Do that, and God, who makes everything work together,
will work you into his most excellent harmonies.
Philippians 4:1, 8,9; The Message
With much thanks to Paul the Apostle!
Kelly and Michèle
Reflection and Discussion
What are some ways for the global member care community to "stay on track, steady in God"--to minimise distraction, stagnation, division, compromise, corruption and to maximise focus, development, unity, commitment, and health?   
Enjoy the music video from Ingrid Michaelson et al!

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