Wednesday, February 2, 2011


It's been a long time since my last posting. While I can't say I haven't been deep in thought, it's true that I've been very much occupied in the details of working with people. Working with people is amazingly complex. Because people are complex. And because of the level of connection in our society, our relationships and situations seem to be that much more complex. Everything seems to be inter-related. So, in order to truly solve some problems, you have to work with people on different levels at the same time. It's fascinating to me. It's also fascinating to me how few people there are in our society who are really willing to get down to the very difficult task of digging through layers of complexity to find the real problem. That isn't meant to slam anyone. It's just meant as an observation that as things get busier and faster and more complex, there seem to be fewer people willing to take the time to really work for a complete solution. We seem, as a society, to be settling for quick solutions that really don't solve anything. So here is a blog post that I felt really fit with the theme we've been on lately, by God's grace, at Zion. The author proposes that cities may be too large for one church to impact all at once. That things may seem so overwhelming. But, when you break it down into it's component parts, cities, like problems, get more manageable. I hope you'll enjoy this post as much as I did. God bless you and thanks for reading. PJ