“Go; behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. Carry no money belt, no bag, no shoes; and greet no one on the way” (Luke 10:3-4).
Living with a sense of mission is to live strategically; with intentionality. As his followers, and knowing we are sojourners, pilgrims, resident aliens, just passing through this life (Hebrews 11:13; 1 Peter 2:11), Jesus instructs us to, essentially, travel light. It’s a purposeful existence that doesn’t “put down roots” into this present world; that avoids becoming so heavily vested in the offerings of this world that it becomes painful to lose or leave behind what has been acquired. It’s difficult to convince others of the superiority of the eternal when they see us spending all that we are on the temporal.