Archbishop Rowan Williams has described Mission as "identifying where God is at work in society and getting alongside".
However, discerning where God's hand is evident in a local community is not always easy, especially if one looks from the perspective of mainstream church with its presumption that God works primarily through the church, its organisations and people.
It can take a considerable act of will to open one's mind to the idea that God may be at work in people who profess no faith and belong to no church, or that God might be at work through secular organisations.
Take a walk around your local community, or a place unfamiliar to you, with eyes wide open to see anew. Do it more than once, in the sunshine and in the rain, in daylight and in dark. Notice...
Where was God evident, and where was God absent?
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