What would happen in St. Augustine if we really took the Gospel seriously? What would happen if we truly became outward focused and not inward focused?
As a pastor, so much of our work is inward focused on how to pastor the people that God has given to us. But if we raised up people to take the Gospel outside of our four walls, what a change that would make. If we began to see that Jesus said the "field is the world" and not the church we would begin to reach out. It's time to reach out beyond the walls of our church and get into the marketplace.
Jesus was always around sinners. We who are pastors so often are never around sinners or where they are. We sit inside our offices and wait for them to come to us. Let us get out of our offices and get among the people.