I recently came back from a mission’s trip to
Walking through the downtown market place is one of the sacred cows that can be seen everywhere in
These sacred cows have become symbolic of issues that need to be address but are untouchable because they are considered sacrosanct. A couple of years ago I asked the leadership of a church if they could identify their sacred cows. I was assured that they didn’t have any. I told them that all organizations had them especially an organization that had been around for over a 100 years. I told them not to worry that I was sure I would find their sacred cows if I became their pastor.
Boy did I!
Often sacred cows grow as an organization ages. Traditions and liturgy (the way that we do things) can become codified over time and the result is that we get locked into the past because it either it previously worked or it gives us comfort due to its familiarity.
The problem is that it chokes out creativity and the saps our ability to meet new challenges. Much like the sacred cows of
Perhaps it’s time to hold a sacred Bar-B-Q!
Please pass the sauce