March 27, 2014

Team Wins Over Talent

Bishop Mike Coyner of the Indiana United Methodists, writes in his blog an explanation of the upsets we have been seeing in the NCAA Basketball tournament.  He quotes an analyst who suggests that teamwork will defeat individual talents, an observation that usually holds true in what I have seen in basketball as well.

Coyner makes the same observation regarding our Christian discipleship:

Christian community helps us to overcome our individual weaknesses. Having a partner or a team in ministry provides us with the support and accountability that we need to be faithful. Ministry can be done alone, but individualized ministry is usually not done well over the long-run. There is wisdom in an African proverb which says, "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."

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