Saturday, April 6, 2013

Fallout From Radioactive Joy

“Mission begins with a kind of explosion of joy. The news that the rejected and crucified Jesus is alive is something that cannot possibly be suppressed. It must be told. Who could be silent about such a fact?

The mission of the Church in the pages of the New Testament is like the fallout from a vast explosion, a radioactive fallout which is not lethal but life-giving.”

         — Lesslie Newbigin The Gospel in a Pluralist Society
                       (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989), 116

HT:  Of First Importance