Lead in inviting
Niccolo Machiavelli said “It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. This coolness arises partly from fear of the opponents, who have the laws on their side, and partly from the incredulity of men, who do not readily believe in new things until they have had a long experience of them.” I have found it difficult to gain attention for developing a culture of invitation and it has been frustrating at times. This quote for Machiavelli gives me hope. Invite someone today to take a closer look at Christ and his church.