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John Gardner (1912-2002) was a former Secretary of Health, Education & Welfare. He said something that was very wise.

Gardner said, “In the absence of criticism, every organization ends up being managed for the benefit of the people who run it. Most schools tend to be run in such a way as to serve the purposes of the teachers. The Navy tends to be run for the benefit of naval officers. 

“The vested interests of postal employees are the predominant factor in controlling and directing the future of the post office. The policies and practices of most universities are explicable chiefly in terms of the vested interests of the professors.”

If that is true about schools, military services and bureaucracies, it is also true of the church. When we are at our worst, we are under the delusion the church exists for OUR benefit rather than for the world. Parishes usually become very self-serving!

JESUS DID NOT COMMAND THE WHOLE WORLD TO GO TO CHURCH. JESUS COMMANDED HIS CHURCH TO GO OUT TO THE WHOLE WORLD. 

Thanks to King Duncan for sharing.   Thanks to Pixabay for the picture. 

Is YOUR parish self-serving or is it helping to change the world?

COUNTING YOUR BLESSINGS IS BETTER THAN RE-COUNTING YOUR PROBLEMS!

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