Be Willing To Think “Outside The Box”

Last night, Holli and I watched the movie “Founder.” The movie is about the life of Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s. Kroc was a very energetic, persistent, think-outside-the-box salesman.
At one point, he was looking for like-minded sales-people to open McDonald’s in different towns and cities. One day, as he walked in his office, there was a Bible salesman trying to sell a Bible to his receptionist. He walked past the salesman going into his office but then, he stopped and listened to the guys sales-pitch. He was impressed.
The receptionist didn’t purchase a Bible but, Kroc thought the guy had potential in McDonald’s. As the Bible-salesman walked out the office door, Kroc followed him and stopped him.
He asked, “What is your name?”
The salesman replied, “Leonard Rosenblatt.” (I think that was it)
Kroc asked, “What’s a Jew doing selling Catholic Bibles?”
The salesman replied, “Trying to make a living, sir.”
I like that scene. This guy, although he was Jewish was just trying to make a living so, he’s selling Catholic Bibles. I like his attitude… he’s thinking outside-the-box. He’s willing to do whatever it takes.
Now, I’m not suggesting we compromise our doctrine or do anything immoral or unethical but, we need this guy’s attitude. Maybe you have a problem you are trying to solve. Are you willing to do whatever it takes?
In the church today, are we willing to do whatever it takes to win people to Christ. More often than not, we talk about what can’t be done as opposed to making something happen
Again, I’m not suggesting we compromise our convictions or our morals or our values… but I am saying that we need to be willing to think outside-the-box… we may need to be willing to try something we’ve never tried before.
In the gospels, some men cut a hole in the roof to get their sick friend to Jesus. Are we willing to do that or something like that?
Today, think outside-the-box. Just because it’s never been done before doesn’t it can’t be done today.

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