Mission Possible

January, 2009
Cover Story 
A few decades ago, an elderly neighbour of mine was speaking about his desire to set aside some part of his life to share the Good News of Jesus with others. “Maybe after my retirement,” he said proudly, “when everything in life is settled, I will try to find time for voluntary missionary work in a retreat centre.” This expression, in a sense, sums up the attitude that the laity had towards mission. At best, for most of us, mission had become optional; like garnishing in cuisine, it was something external that could be added on to life when it suited our convenience. Besides, the arrival of modernity and its accompanying fast paced lifestyle left no time for missionary activity in our lives. 

Mission Possible