I just recently discovered the work of Steve Thomason online through the blog post about this sketch. It struck me because we just closed out our missional groups for Lent with this passage, The Great Commission. One of the things I really like about what Thomason says (both in the drawing and in his writing) is how messy this following of the great commission is.
See, each of the groups, in their discussion of this passage from Matthew, noted that “some of them doubted.” One might think that the whole fact that Jesus is alive and is among them would eliminate all doubt. But it’s just not so. And, if that were the case, it would be so unlike today. Our mission is messy because we are messy.
Thank you to Steve Thomason for his work. There’s a lot of good stuff on the site and I actually subscribed to the RSS feed right after finding it.