“Jesus was going through all the cities and villages…” (Matthew 9:35).
The humility of Jesus becomes evident in his coming and going. He didn’t seek to establish the preaching and teaching of God’s word in only the fastest growing neighborhoods, the most popular school districts, or areas with the greatest financial capacity. The mission of Jesus does not employ such discriminating tactics. To live on mission as the people of God, we must avoid in our going the tendency to focus only on those most like us, or those who have the most potential to be like us. The gospel is for all people in all places, not some people in some places.