There are maybe too few things that I will go to the mat for. Until recently, only two. Now, three. The first is my family…blood, my fellow elders and my staff. Don’t do wrong by them. I will be there. And although I may not be physically threatening, I can produce some surprisingly effective leverage and physics scholars can explain the significantly greater effect of velocity over mass when it comes to force. I could illustrate the value of leverage and speed with a fun story from my high school days, but i would have to digress.
The second thing I will go to the mat for is the church. The followers of Jesus. It is my rock-solid belief that the church (many of you) when they are released to be and do as God designed are the most powerful force on earth…more than I can even comprehend…nothing comes close. When “professionals” (like me) and organizations (like to many churches) devalue God’s people and abscond with the purpose that is meant to be distinctively yours…I get…uhm…severely bothered.
The third, I plan to talk about Sunday morning. 🙂