Thursday, April 12, 2007

Lesson from a Ketchup Bottle

I'm a reader. If I don't have a book, I'll read whatever is handy.

I read a ketchup bottle once. It said:

To do a common thing uncommonly well brings success.
- Henry John Heinz
Teaching is one of those "common things".

Churches across the world meet every Sunday, and most of those churches have multiple teachers. There's a lot of teaching going on in this world, and most of it is common.

Note that "common" does not mean "bad". It just means "common," akin to "typical" or "average". Fortunately, we also get average results.

I am eager, however, for the next step -- better than common teaching that brings better than common results.

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