“It its original and eternal sense, mission is God’s mission…It is only when we as people follow God’s mission to other people and put ourselves in line with that mission that we show respect for the dignity of others, as poeple created by God and made in his image; and it is only then that we shall resist the temptation to try and dominate them religiously.
God’s mission is nothing less than the sending of the Holy Spirit fro mthe Father through the Son into this world, so that this world should not perish but live. The gospel of John tells us quite simply what it is that is brought into the world from God through Christ: life. For the Holy Spirit is the ‘source of life’ and brings life into the world – whole life, full life, unhindered, indestructible, everlasting life. The creative and life-giving Spirit of God already brings this eternally living life here and now, before death, not just after death, becuase the Spirit brings Christ into this world and Christ is ‘the resurrection and the life’ in person….” (p. 19)
i could go on forever…this is great stuff…