These keys were doodled last year in response to this,
In missionary work the great danger is that God’s call will be replaced by the needs of the people, to the point that human sympathy for these needs absolutely overwhelm the meaning of being sent by Jesus. . . We tend to forget that the one great reason underneath all missionary work is not primarily the elevation of the people.–Oswald Chambers
I know there are no “keys” in the statement above and you may wonder why I doodled keys. Here’s why, when you break it down to what concerns God the most it’s always eternal. Yes, relieving the needs of the poor is important, but anyone can do that. Jesus said, “The poor you will always have with you.” In other words, “poorness, sickness, sadness . . . are a part of the laws of nature” so to speak. The problem will never be (re)solved this side of eternity. The real solution to their poverty is this, they need a new home, an eternal home, and the only way to get them home is to give them the keys to it.
When we live a missional life we will be relieving the needs of others as well as freely handing out the keys to The Fathers eternal home, especially to those who you’d never hand the keys to your earthly home to. “Go and make disciples.”