“…making the most of the opportunity” (Colossians 4:5b).

The urgency of our missional task is captured in this participle that carries the force of an imperative. Sitting in a Roman prison as he writes, Paul understands better than anyone that opportunities must be seized as they present themselves. Nothing is more haunting than convincing yourself that there will be other opportunities, only to find out that the opportunity from which you walked away was the last one ever to be had.

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