The priest replied, "Go in peace. The mission you are on is under the eye of the LORD." (Judges 18:6 NRSV)One of my favorite pieces of humor is the blooper. These unique manifestations of our humanness appear from time to time in newspapers, magazines and even church bulletins. Often they are typos that give a whole new meaning to a sentence or a phrase.
Kathleen Hunzeker in Kimball, Nebraska noticed this item in the President's Report of the First English Lutheran Church of Kimball: "We as a congregation have achieved many accomplishments. We have been truly blessed in our missions and ministry. All of the broads have done an excellent job." We can assume that the typist meant "all of the boards have done an excellent job," rather than "all of the broads . . ."
No matter how we are called. God calls us to mission and ministry. Right were we are and right now!
Dear Jesus, I don't have to go somewhere to do ministry. I can do it right here and right now. Amen.