Alistair Begg is a great speaker who often gets me thinking in a most solid direction.A friend on occasion sends me A.B.'s online devos., some great stuff. I have been doing a lot of thinking about what it means to truly be "missional" in life, in our thinking and daily interaction with others. I do not mean (though it includes) verbal sharing of the Good News, rather an "all-in" life that reflects Jesus to whomever is around us, whether we speak or not in that particular moment. In any case, this morning we had a fine guest speaker who again used the term. In a devo. from A.B. a few days ago the concept leapt out. Last night as I lay in bed considering calling and life's-work for people in general (not merely my own life), the following popped into my head and here on Sun. afternoon the thought returned. Can missions at times be quite fun, even giving the missionary great comfort? Of course. On this occasion I won't unpack it further except to say that God the Holy Spirit is (according to Jesus) The Comforter, and there is nothing automatically evil about receiving and giving comfort- please don't mis-understand me on that point! But here is my thought, and I stand by it: "If it's not missional, it's probably about comfort." Something to think about.