I wonder where the line between a positive approach to life and a negative one is drawn and why.
For many the church is a ‘can’t do’ kind of place. There always seems to be someone who’s tried it before, without success obviously. I wonder why no-one ever says ‘we tried that 10 years ago but maybe the time wasn’t right then. Let’s try it again!’.
I often find myself in the role of the ‘that won’t work’ guy, not through choice but I spend a lot of my time managing projects and events. We often have to way up cost or difficulty against what we really want to do. It’s never an easy balance and I hate having to tell people that they can’t do something. I want to be a ‘can do’ person.
I was at Hamilton Presbytery of the Church of Scotland last night to tell them about Nexus, a massive event I’m working on in August. Lots of people said it wasn’t possible for the church to stage a 3 day event in the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre but we are. We’re also hosting a children’s event and a worship event, each for 3,000 people in the Clyde Auditorium. It was great to be able to stand up last night and say ‘CAN DO!!!’.