“The church, therefore, is not a separated community that can pursue its own identity apart from the world’s fate. The church is a witness to the world, in the world, of God’s coming reign in Christ over the powers of the world. As a believing community it lives in this age, not in some transcendent eternity. As the body of the incarnate, crucified, and risen Christ, it is part of this history where the triune God is at work. . . . The church is that part of the world that responds in faith, hope, and love to the judgment and promise of God for the world. Its members are engaged in every part of the world’s life. We are sent into every sphere of life as the church dispersed, not as individuals. In the family, in the work place, in the community, and in politics we wrestle with the powers to discern, make known, and serve the work of the Spirit and the reign of Christ. We are, in the words of Paul, stewards of the mysteries of God. We are the shock troops of God’s mission.”
– James V. Brownson, Inagrace T. Dietterich, Barry A. Harvey, and Charles C. West, StormFront: The Good News of God.

How are we doing in our witness to the world? Are we engaged in the world’s life? Do other’s witness our faith, hope, and love?