CNN.com - 'Fat Man Walking' completes cross-country trek - May 9, 2006

CNN.com - 'Fat Man Walking' completes cross-country trek - May 9, 2006: "'I'm glad that I'm here, but for me it's never been about the destination,' he said as he crossed the George Washington Bridge from New Jersey to Manhattan more than a year after he began the trip to lose weight and find happiness. 'It's been about the journey.'"


And in that moment, we all knew what was coming. He went out, bought some candles and declared himself a postmodern church planter.

To be sure, there is joy in the journey, but if the ride is the point, then what do we do at the end of the bus line? It's only about the journey if you don't know where you're going.

Sorry. I think I read one too many church planting psychobabbley blogs last night.

1 comment:

Marci Lewellen said...

Some months ago, I read in Fast Company magazine that leaders of the big companies were beginning to discover the value of long-term vision. Smarter companies were discovering the benefits of starting 100 + year goals and vision so that they could know what to do next week, in a year or 10 years. The article was basically saying that if the long term (over 100 years) vision is not in place the company would perish... sound familiar...
I began to think of how the church is lacking in her 100+ year vision... And how Jesus being the perfect leader was constantly trying to get people focused on the end...