From the earliest time of Jesus, when he said to the disciples, “Come, follow me and I will send you out to fish for people,” Christianity has been a missionary movement; a movement that reaches out to others.

McKnight writes, “This missionary task is the inevitable manifestation of the Jesus Creed: those who love others reach out with the Good News of God’s love, just as a medical person always reaches out to those in need.”

We are to be reaching new people. The church does not exist for its own benefit. The church exists for the benefit of others. How do we focus on ourselves more than we should? What can we be doing to reach out to others?