Consuming Church by Margaret Manning
"If Jesus himself were here today preaching the gospel, how might we evaluate the packaging?"
In a personality profile I did about a year ago, the administrator said I should avoid retail. I'm not a salesman, I know that. I don't even like most salesmen I meet. My skin scrawls. Maybe that is why I find it hard to fit in to that thing we call 'ministry'. If my job as a minister is to 'sell Jesus', no wonder I'm no good at it. I hate selling things, even stuff I like.
Jesus didn't sell Himself, so why should I? Jesus gave Himself... I can do that.