Christians sometimes pray prayers that are too small. A proper grasp of the revolutionary and universal nature of God's plan for the world should transform our prayers from local individualism into global inclusivism.
Sometimes we hear amazing stories of fearless Christians, spreading the message of Jesus in hostile situations. It can seem worlds away from our life when we feel fearful of speaking of our faith in Christ, and concerned about how others will react if we do. How should we pray about it today?
A very weird story about some arrows turns out to have something very helpful to teach us about our mission as a church. It turns out that what we do or don't do can have really far-reaching consequences.