The Incarnation And Mission In A Shopping Mall

Franciscan Friar

Franciscan Friar by Jimmy Smith on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

Tomorrow, we celebrate the incarnation of God’s Son. Many Christians take the doctrine of the incarnation as an inspiration for mission – Jesus came into the world, and we must go into the world with the love of God, too, not waiting until others come to us in our church buildings.

Here is a group of Franciscan friars who did just that outside Macy’s department store in the Northgate Mall, Cincinatti, Ohio. You (and I) might not express Christian faith in the same style or with quite the same content, but is it still possible to take inspiration from what they did and translate it into other Christian traditions?

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