To die for

What would you give your life for?  Perhaps a better question is “what would you give your time and energy toward?”  I believe that we need to ask ourselves why we are involved in something that we are not willing to give our time or energy toward.  To look at the protest pictures coming out of the Middle East right now reminds me what can be done when people’s passion is met with a channel to organize and focus it.  It is an understatement to say powerful results can follow.  It is a good reminder for me as a leader. Am I spending intentional time fanning the flames of the passionate people and unleashing them to change the world?  Am I providing a channel and a process for the passion to be organized? 

Published by Todd Nelson

I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past thirteen years. The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts.

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