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Loren Mead: The mission of God and His church is “to see that no pain is unshared, not hurt unnoticed, no hunger untouched, no loss grieved alone, no death unknown, and no joy uncelebrated…The Church is to identify itself with the suffering that creeps into every life, every home, every community…This means that every member of the church is called to engage in mission all the time, everywhere.” Five Challenges for the Once and Future Church p. 77, 79, 80