Monday, 14 September 2009

Crazy Church

"Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward. Maybe they have to be crazy. How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art? Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written? Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on heels. We make tools for these kinds of people. While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

Apple Computers came up with the above marketing mission statement.

I think this is how a church should act and think as well.

Ages ago a Christian writer named Paul, took a look at the first followers of The Way and remarked that they all were a little bit crazy.

While Apple is making "tools" for these kinds of people, Jesus helped them to see that through their stories the Kingdom of God is getting closer by the day.

Imagine a church filled with misfits, rebels, troublemakers, rifrafts and round pegs...

I wonder how long till the roof comes down so that we all pray and play under stars?