Saturday, June 19, 2010

ANchored or at sea?

As I think through tomorrow's sermon a number of questions come to mind:
  1. when and why is it important to be anchored?
  2. when and why is it important to go whither the wind takes you
  3. when and why is it a hindrance to be anchored
  4. when and why is it a problem to be blown around
  5. what is the balance point/how is the balance point defined
You see I firmly believe that it is not a question of anchored or sailing with the wind being the one best answer.  There is value to both, and danger to both. 

At the same time I also firmly believe the there is something about human organizations that tends towards an overemphasis on being anchored, and so often the task of leadership is to encourage the raising of the sail.

But it can be so hard to find (and agree on) the balance point.  All the more so since it moves around with time and circumstance.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. That's a whole lot of questions. Good ones. Ones to pray on without ceasing.

    I tend to agree - there is value to both and danger to both.

    Blessings on you and your family tomorrow as you celebrate your wonderful ministry at Riverview. The congregation has been deeply blessed to have you as their minister for all these years. Celebrate that in fine style my friend and know that I'm there in spirit - celebrating the fine ministry you have provided to me at all the right moments. Thank you for being there when I've needed a listening ear and a compassionate pastor.

    You're the best Gord. We'll miss you.