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By Maynard S. Clark - 24 Jun 2012
In Reference to: 24 June 2012 - Belief is Passive - Faith is Active
No party clothing, no time for a shower or 'cleaning up' - just as He was!
36. Leaving the crowd, they took Him along with them in the boat, just as He was; and other boats were with Him.
That phrase stands out to us, and not just because bolded and underlined it.
Challenging part about the boat analogy, which is often used of a congregation (at least it was of the Park Street Church in Boston), the OTHER people in the boat are ALSO coming 'just as they are'!
And we're complaining about them, but at Fidelity Investments (and it's embarrassing for the church to NEED correcting from the financial world), the corporate culture was that we can criticize policies, procedures, even behaviors, but we are not to attack persons. That was point #1 in an 8-point or 10-point or 12-point "corporate culture" CODE!