Tag: food for thought

“People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success...

...only to find, once they reach the top...

...that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.”

~ Thomas Merton

“God seems to take pleasure in subverting the hierarchies of the world.

In God’s economy, servants are the leaders, the meek inherit the earth, the poor are blessed, enemies are loved, the humble are exalted, the foolish things shame the wise, those who seek their lives lose them, and those who finish last hoist the first place trophy.

You get the picture.”

~ Drew Dyck

“Sadly, as our culture’s capacity to engage and maintain meaningful relationships has deteriorated, we have seen a rise in popularity-based rather than proximity-based authority.

And the same trend is evident within the church.

Just because someone has a large platform or ministry, or has sold millions of books, doesn’t mean we should automatically grant them authority over our life, faith, or congregation.

As many entertainers, politicians, and church leaders have proven, it is possible to build a large platform and yet lack the character or competency to faithfully wield it.”

~ Skye Jethani