What has happened to commitment in missions?
If I'm a man in my late 50's, early 60's and I've lost my job, I'm completely at sea. I don't know how to view the world, but the younger generation is saying, 'Well, we can't even do career like that anymore'. The effect is that those people think in shorter pieces. They look at life in a series of jumps and so a career, now, one would expect to go through something in the region of 13 changes in a lifetime, maybe more. I think it's getting this way more and more as the days go by. There's a massive change there.
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I'm working with a missions organization in a place I love, doing things I love, but the organization itself is so messed up that no one can handle more than 5 or 6 years. I think that's something important to consider in this thought train. I'm looking for something I can devote my life to and spend the next 40 or 50 years doing, but I think those things are really hard to find.ReplyDelete
Yes, definitely that is another component to add to this discussion. Thanks, Allison!ReplyDelete