There are those who think that there are places that we should not go in the world as Christians because they are too hard or too messy, or too corrupt or too dangerous or (you supply your excuse). There are those who think that we should do no mission work or mercy work, or they say do one without the other.
“One does not take up the office of Jesus to determine its limits by himself; he takes it up only in order to carry out Jesus’ commission by subordinating his will to the will of the sender. The is commission reads: “Make disciples of All nations” (Matt 28:19). Over and against this commission there can be only obedience or disobedience. One can only be taken up with it or broken by it.”