When I was 11 years of age, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. As history has shown, he was not a man of high morals or personal integrity. Some have referred to him as a womanizer. Yet, in his work as a diplomat and leader, he served in a day when the world was full of complex issues including the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Bay of Pigs, and the growing conflicts in Vietnam. What I remember of that president was a statement that he made over and over. “Ask NOT what your country can do for you, but ask what YOU can do for your country!” While I may view President Kennedy as a flawed leader, his question is still useful to me.
For FCBC, we must ask ourselves how valuable it is to be part of this church and how willing we are to serve in assisting our church to grow? We might consider, “Ask NOT what your church can do for you, but what YOU can do for your church!” Brothers & sisters, our church is weak in some areas and needs you! We need your creativity, your dedication, your willingness to see holes in our ministry where you can “jump in” and take up the task. Spotting our problems and weaknesses is not helpful, UNLESS you and I are willing to partner together and find answers. We are a family….let us find joy in that fact! I praise God for our multi-cultural and multi-lingual church that has found its worth the effort to cooperate for His Kingdom.