I read an article this morning that made me think about the many trips I’ve taken with my family. When we pack the car to go to Grandmom and Pop’s house for Christmas with a family of five, packing becomes an art form if not an engineering miracle. If you ask my wife, I am the worst at taking less.
If you have flown lately you understand the value of less is more. Less baggage means more $$$$ in your wallet since they charge extra for each bag now. Not to mention less baggage to lug through the airport. We are having to learn how to travel light.
In the Fall 2008 issue of Leadership magazine, Skye Jethani, managing editor shares these thoughts:
Nothing to Declare (but the Gospel)
“To declare the gospel in a culture where fewer people are likely to step foot in a church means valuing swiftness over bigness, agility over security. This means smaller, missional communities with less baggage may be better equipped to advance the gospel than some larger churches burdened by their programming and overhead.
Does this mean we should abandon all our institutional baggage? Of course not. But like a smart traveler, conditions today require us to be more discerning about what to take on our journey, and what to leave behind.” (pg 5.)
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