Jesus still wants to agitate His tribe, the one that we have been adopted into. The gospel calls us to enlarge our vision of family, church and community. We have been called to work in the ‘Father’s Business’.
When Paul was called by Jesus to be a messenger to the Gentiles, he described his part in God’s work this way:
Paul was humble in his realization that his own adoption into God’s family was a gift that he did not earn. It was God’s initiative that saved him and God’s empowerment enabling him to go to those outside the tribe.
We need that same humility and recognition of God’s heart to see a larger family than our own.
To the end that God’s desire be accomplished, I leave you with one of Paul’s prayers for the church at Ephesus.