[Jesus] told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Dave Browning had some great thoughts about optimism and the Christ walk. He said, “As a Christian it is incumbent upon us to model a positive attitude. There are three kinds of sunny outlooks we can champion. The first is optimism -- the firm belief that things will go well. The second is hope -- the belief that things might or could go well. The third kind of outlook I will call “relentless positivity.” Relentless positivity is not an optimistic belief that things will go well, or could go well. Nor does it involve denying or ignoring bad things that happen. Rather, it is a determination to stay positive knowing some bad things are going to happen.
In any social enterprise - churches not excluded - there will be challenges (disagreements, disappointments, frustrations, misunderstandings, unmet expectations…). At these setback moments, a Follower of Christ must behave more like a thermostat than a thermometer. For the Christian, the positivity is fueled by a promise from Christ himself: “I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it.” It starts by reading and praying Luke 10:2 Will you join us in 2018?