September 13, 2005 — 1 Comment

Jonathan Schwartz, President and COO of Sun Microsystems said, “You get a different perspective on the world when you go out and participate in it.”

In the church we have been called to action… to do… to help… to be fishers of men. Too often I find that instead of doing something, we call a meeting to talk about how we might do something; instead of helping, we sit around and talk about all the different ways we might be able to help; instead of being fishers of men, we become ichthyologists – studying the fish, becoming experts even, but without actually catching any fish.

We need to be out there in the trenches. When we go, we might actually be able to change things: to do some good… to lead some people to Jesus. Additionally, our perspective of “the lost” might change, too. Not our perspective as to their “lostness,” but our perspective regarding WHO they are (as opposed to WHAT they are).

When that happens, we might actually begin to make an impact.

We need to participate in the world if we are going to ever change it. So let’s get to it.

Pat Callahan

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I'm a picker. I'm a grinner. I'm a lover. And I'm a sinner. I make my music in the sun.

One response to Perspective…

  1. How do you personally do this. I too am eye balls deep in theory. Every pastor I meet has a new take on church, a new book I should read, a new "model" he's convinced trumps all others, a new "paradigm" or "vision" to "cast." Blah blah blah.I'm moving out of music to do something about what I sing about. I'd like more examples to inspire me of living in the rest of the pond so to speak – doing instead of just talking. I think you might be one. Can you share with me what it is your life looks life. What does your doing look like?Thanks,Shaun

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