There is a marvelous pattern in the book of Proverbs:
let the wise listen and add to their learning,
and let the discerning get guidance. (1:5)
The way of a fool seems right to him,
but a wise man listens to advice. (12:15)
He who listens to a life-giving rebuke
will be at home among the wise. (15:31)
The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge;
the ears of the wise seek it out. (18:15)
Andy Stanley has summarized this pattern with the teaching “wise people know what they don’t know . . . and they aren’t afraid to go to those who know.”
Well, I don’t know if we are “wise” at Good Shepherd or not, but there are some things we don’t know.
So today, some of our staff will begin working with a new friend of mine who will help us with strategy, clarity, and structure.
Today’s the start of a seven month process that I suspect will be both painful and invigorating.
Sort of like the process of reading the book of Proverbs.