As a preteen I worked on a farm owned by an attorney. It was by today's standards a gentleman's farm, meaning it was a hobby. Yet the horse stalls were real as was the stuff cleaned from them. I recall one horse also had a very real kick. Charlie as he insisted we call him often stated, "If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?"
I know that in addition to his legal practice Mr. Heuster was also a Presbyterian. Though he often talked with me about his faith, I never responded figuring then as now I shouldn't belong to something I could not/cannot spell.
I thought about Charlie this morning as I read a statement by Peter Drucker, for many years the consummate business consultant on the planet said:
"Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right thing."
Mr. Drucker nor this articles primary concern is the moral right, but with working at the correct activity to accomplish the stated goals of whatever you're doing.
I recently asked a number of my clergy friends, (Not a large number) what they considered the number one thing for a clergyperson to be doing? The answers ran the gamut from translations to dress.
Actually Jesus gives the answer to pastors. Revelation 2:4:
"Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love."
How about that?
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