10
Sep
10

Can you believe it?

I was in Tesco the other day and was amazed to see that they were already selling Christmas stock – decorations and chocolate snowmen!

Across the aisle was the bread sellng…. Hot Cross Buns

It did make me wonder what do people think about these two key Christian festivals. How much residual knowledge do they have and what re the implications for those of us who make our living trying to help others encounter the living God in the 21st Century

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2 Responses to “Can you believe it?”


  1. September 10, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    An interesting question…What are the implications?

    Well,Observing how retailers have profited/succeeded we see that they’ve taken a basic human need (food) and tied it to the emotional/sentimentality/guilt aspect of peoples psyche.

    In short, it’s a gimmick…

    “for those of us who make our living trying to help others encounter the living God in the 21st Century”

    I would say that you need to get your own gimmick, but the thing is, you really shouldn’t need one if what your selling is the living God…Instead, the most beneficial implication or “lesson” that we can take away from this is that success happens when you touch a persons heart in conjunction with meeting a need…

    can you believe it?

  2. September 10, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    John, I really like your phrase “those of us who make our living trying to help others encounter the living God in the 21st Century” – that’s all I wanted to say! Thanks!


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