I feel compelled to continue this “BE” series with a post about making decisions. I was ready in Harvard Business Review about the decision making process that some CEOs want their people to go through and wanted to expand upon it. I have redrafted the quote to read the following:
The church is a social entity charged with a mission to create everlasting benefits for society.
The original quote was pulled out of an article dealing with making decisions that were good for society and not just good for the company. The “church” IS a social entity created by God and our mission will provide everlasting benefits for society. The questions becomes, “Do your actions reflect this belief?” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 states,
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.
Now here is what I would like for you to focus on while reading this passage. The word “You” in these verse is plural and to use an Okie phrase would read’ “You All.” This changes the reading for us. Now we are charged with honoring our community with our actions and not just ourselves.
How are you honoring our community of faith? How are you protecting it?