selected by John Lindlief
When we live our lives as missions, we become aware that there is a home from which we are sent and to which we have to return. We start thinking about ourselves as people who are in a faraway country to bring a message or work on a project, but only for a certain amount of time. When the message has been delivered and the project is finished we want to return home to give an account of our mission and to rest from our labors.
One of the most important spiritual disciplines is to develop the knowledge that the years of our lives are years “on a mission”Fulfilling a Mission by Henri Nouwen