A great friend and mentor of mine, Dave Melber, has a number of great sayings. One is “never waste a good crisis.” My dad might have said, “find the silver lining behind every cloud”, but I like “never waste a good crisis.” We tend to talk in crisis language these days… the economy is bad; my pastor doesn’t understand me; parents don’t pick up their kids after class… Everything seems bigger than it is. So when a real crisis hits don’t waste it use it. If the economy is bad and you can’t afford as much “stuff,” then figure out what you don’t need and never buy it again. When you lose a Sunday School teacher, make some needed personnel changes.
It makes we want to look for a crisis. For some people, it is the only way they ever change anything.