Bigger. Faster. Louder.
That pretty much sums up the American way of life.
Isn’t a bigger television, a bigger house, a bigger salary… better than a smaller one?!
Wouldn’t you want a faster car, faster computer, faster resolution to a painful situation?
And we all sort of intrinsically know that to get any attention in this world, in the market, or at the dinner table we’re going to have to be and live a little louder than the next guy.
That’s how it works. That’s how you get ahead, or grow things or amass lots of…whatever. Bigger, faster, louder sums it up pretty well in our culture.
But there is a huge problem with this way of thinking when it comes to the Kingdom of God, his Church and the making of disciples. In all of these things—and it seems to go completely against our instinct—small is big, slow is fast and multiplication wins. Every time.