by havoc [ posted: 17.Jul.2012 07:17 PM ] [dura-link][Print]
So, at church Sunday, this young lady who was essentially on her way to the mission field in Africa. Just graduated from college with a "heart for women's ministries," .... and arrogant.
The arrogance and spiritual superiority just dripped off of her. As it ran down, it mingled with her disdain for rest of us who aren't going into missions.
I've seen it before -- often. The little "mission people" with their head in the clouds, disdainful of the rest of us, "setting here comfortable and lazy."
It never occurs to the "mission people" that the rest of us are doing work that is ordained by God for us to do. Some of us are simply ordained into our vocations. Our work is worshipful and God honors us in doing well what God has called us to do. Some go beyond our vocations and work withing the Church to strengthen and enrich it. My calling is very clearly not to the mission field, but to discipleship.
It's less glamorous, less interesting, less dramatic, but not less needed, less faithful, less honored or less worthy.