I’m working with a fellow named Tim Barker (you’ve read bits-and-pieces about him on this blog before) as he launches a ministry. this effort might be unique in that, through something of a community-regulating system, the most productive ministries, relative to a defined return on investment (“ROI”) is measured, scored and followed. it’s all about accuracy and accountability.
Tim has poured his heart into this effort. and, my sense is it will make a difference. I’ll likely support it financially, and back it with my name.
while coaching Tim last week, these words tumbled from my mouth:
“don’t let your mission be clouded by passion”.
God does that to, or with, me some times.
I think Tim and I are both pondering that. but, there is likely something to it.
meanwhile, I also spoke in front of a women’s executive group last night. that’s so very energizing. I got to say a lot of things. I feel some of them made sense. and, I hope the words strike a chord and help some of the listeners make better decisions, soon, or at least eventually. key words included “proactive” and “relevant”.
on the way home I was thinking of words and how their meaning(s) change with context and order.
a preliminary result was:
“my experience clouds my judgment. and, my judgment is clouded by my experience”.
more on that later. but, for the moment, it’s just a thought. maybe like the Chinese supposedly saying:
“the promise is in the punishment, or the punishment is in the promise”.
if the Chinese do say that, the words have certainly inspired a lot of self-reflection on my part. and, action.
Nana used to refer to this as: “the art of thinking”.
peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
brian patrick cork