“The cross is to characterize all our relationships in Christ’s community . . . and not just the relationship between pastors and people. We are to ‘love one another’. . . .
If the cross is to mark our Christian life in the home and the church, this should be even more so in the world. The church tends to become very preoccupied with its own affairs, obsessed with petty, parochial trivia, while the needy world outside is waiting. So the Son sends us out into the world, as the Father had sent him into the world. Mission arises from the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus” (Cross of Christ, 290).