Friday, May 29, 2015

Jack’s Winning Words 5/29/15
“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if our mind growled like our stomach does when it’s hungry?”  (Zig Ziglar)  A new version of the Bible translates Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are you when you’ve worked up a good appetite for God…for you shall be fed.”  Just as today’s eating places are re-thinking their menus, so, the Church needs to rethink how “God” is presented to its customers.  BTW, where is your mind eating these days?  And, what looks good on the menu?    ;-)  Jack

FROM ST. PAUL IN ST. PAUL:  Jack,  one of your best ever WWs!  yes,  how do we again make the world hungry for the Word?  a real challenge for the church today.====JACK:  Maybe seminaries should teach marketing, as well as theology.

FROM MP IN MICHIGAN:  Very appropriate for today......====JACK:  In whatever business is ours, we must keep the "customer" in mind.

FROM IKE AT THE MIC:  On that theme, I 'm reminded of the saying: If God does not seem as close to you as before, guess who moved.====JACK:  There's a poem that you may want to read.  It's called The Hound of Heaven, by Francis Thompson.  Its premise is that God  pursues us, even though we might move away from him, just like a hound pursues its prey.

FROM HONEST JOHN:  I'm reading Lincoln's Greatest Case".    About Arsenal Bridge in Rock Island...great book...just finished a book on John Marshall.====JACK:  Thanks for adding a new item to my reading menu.  I remember travelling many times over that bridge (or its replacement.

FROM TARMART REV:  "Winning Words" of course!!====JACK:  Since WWs is small and usually arrives first on your computer's "plate," it could be considered to be an appetizer.

1 comment:

SBP said...

WW IS an appetizer! It's mentally appealing, stimulating, nourishing and varied...preparing you for more! Great analogy!
Presently reading
Somewhere Safe with Someone Good. It's the latest in Jan Karon's Father Tim series. A "real life" fictional story exemplifying faith in action on the day to day human interaction among the residents in the small town of Mitford. Somewhere Safe with Someone Good....where we/I want/need to be.