I have just left the island and have time to use before going across to Inner Farne to see Cuthbert’s powerhouse of prayer.
So I am sat at Beal”s Barn with a cup of coffee – manfully resisted the Border Tart!
Here’s Aidan’s mission strategy as far as I can work it out:
Walk the lanes and villages Encounter people Engage conversation Ask: are you a Christian? If no: may I tell you about it? If yes: do you want to be a better one?
All of that backed up by real, self-sacrificial, active compassion and ceaseless prayer.
Of course there was the reassurance of a local friendly king, but essentially that was it.
Is there really anything more complicated about it than that even in today’s world?