Thursday, November 18, 2004

HOME AS MISSION BASE. I've been mulling over the shift in focus and life when family is considered a "mission base" instead of a sentimental center of meaning. Here's Rodney Clapp:

"We need a world bigger, richer, and tougher than that which can be created by a little family fixated on itself and its emotional coddling. We need a cause large and exciting enough that many people, not just a spouse and two or three children, can devote their lives to it. The kingdom of God moves us beyond home as a haven to home as a mission base." -- Rodney Clapp in Families at the Crossroads (InterVarsity, 1993)

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