Jesus offers a new vision of family...

My friend Mark is a deacon at Truitt Memorial Baptist Church, Pearl. He has been a source of encouragment for me for a good while now. He often sends me books. This week he sent me Shane Claiborne's The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical. In this book Claiborne talks about Jesus' vision of the family. His vision was rooted in the experience of rebirth. This vision has practical implications for missional living. See what you think -

Rebirth is about being adopted into a new family - without borders. With new eyes we can see that our family is both local and global, including but transcending biology, tribe, or nationality...

The reality of our rebirth should mess with us... Consider the hundreds of families who opened their own homes to those suffering from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. People across the country made tremendous sacrifices in order to bring their displaced neighbors into their families, knowing the burden was too big to bear alone. And it got a little lighter as more and more people decided to carry it together.

Missions is about family!

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