Common Prayer and Local/Global Mission

Bradley P. Holt

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/1985

Issue: The Psalms (Vol. 5, No 2, Spring, 1985)

Many pastors nowadays seek to vivify the concept of local/global mission to parishes lethargic in their outreach. How can churches become conscious participants in the specific call of God for their own neighborhood while not losing the vision of world-wide peace, justice, and evangelization? Many times congregations stare vaguely into the middle distance instead of addressing problems right at their doorstep or investing themselves in distant programs for the physically or spiritually hungry. Only the Holy Spirit can change hearts which do not want to see the needs of others, near or far. Yet specific steps can be taken to increase the possibilities for that work of the Spirit in the parish.

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