Whilst watching the excellent Christmas special of Call the midwife I was struck with the nuns sense of mission.
Their purpose is clear, to care for the whole community in body, mind and spirit.
In the trailer for the upcoming series was this nugget, "we're not here to pity, we're here to serve".
We watch the nuns as they mix together service to their wider community and devotion to rhythms of their order.
For me this is how missionary community ought to be. As the Salvation Army say (but sometimes forget to do) "With heart to God and hand to man".
Now I just need to put it into practice!