In his book, “The Secret Message Of Jesus,” Brian McLaren asks the question: What if the real difference is made in the world not by us preachers but by those who endure our preaching, those who quietly live out the secret message of the kingdom of God in the daily, workaday lives in the laboratory, classroom, office, cockpit, parliament, kitchen, market, factory, and neighborhood?

I don’t think the question should be “What if?” I think a statement needs to be made: The world won’t be changed by a bunch of preachers, it will be changed by a bunch of people who love God and desperately love the people around them–all the people of the world.

Sooo, rather than separating ourselves into two groups, the professionals and the lay people, let’s drop the categories, link arms and bring God’s Kingdom to earth right here and right now!