Posted by: BillyMcGuinessRealtor | March 11, 2009

the defenition of insanity

I heard someone on the radio the other day say that “the definition of insanity is: doing the same thing multiple times and expecting different results.”

Now I don’t know if I would leave that as the only barometer for measuring someones hold on sanity.  But I did sit in a room today with a bunch of pastors/clergy that all expressed “we want to reach new people… but we don’t want to change what we are doing.”

To be fair they didn’t say those exact words.  But I would give them more credit if they had.

This past Sunday at Fellowship, Marty talked about cementing the method instead of cementing the mission.  If we think about it we see examples all around us of businesses, churches, organizations, governments, and sadly even families falling apart because they have taken the trivial and exalted it to a place of high importance.

The mission for all Christ followers is simple “Go and make disciples.”  The mission for your family can be found in the vows you made on your wedding day.  Organizations and buisnesses have Mission statements but far to often they get sidetracked by money, success, branding, and they loose the plot.

In an article the ran this week in multiple papers in our area and nationaly it was presented that New england is now the “leader” in the unchurched, non religious people group.  Is it because the religious are moving? No it’s because as a whole “The Church” has lost the plot. We have set our eyes, our hearts, and our attention on something other than the creator, savior, sustainer, of the world.

We need to wake up and seek him if we ever want to see things change.


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