Five Minute Friday — Reach

It’s Friday, so it must be time for Five Minute Friday.

Here I join the girls at Kate’s place for five minutes of free-for-all writing on a specific prompt. Nothing too deep. Just five minutes of letting the mind wander through the fingers to come up with something {hopefully} readable.

So, here goes. This week’s prompt is REACH and the timer starts NOW

In my business {publishing} I emphasize to clients it isn’t numbers that sell. It’s quality. And it’s not my quality. It’s the customer’s quality. They come up with the market they wish to reach and it’s my job to match the message to a specific audience.  The newspaper is just the delivery mechanism for the message they have and for whom they want to reach.

It’s pretty much the same in our faith life. We’re just the messengers … not the message. We should be open to matching the dynamics of a personal relationship with our Jesus with those seeking it. But it’s not our message. It’s not our passion. It’s not our views. It is the message of Jesus Christ … who He wants to reach out to … how He wants us to deliver the message … what He wants to say through us … where we should seek His candidates.

We’re just the conduit. He has the message.

Of course, one big way to share that message is by living it. If non-believers see us cutting corners, looking for loopholes, they’re not going … STOP

… to be interested in the message. Be open to share the message. It’s not you or me. It’s the truth of Jesus.

Well, that’s what I came up with this week. See what some of the others have to say at

THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: God has promised forgiveness to your repentance; but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination. – St. Augustine

About wisdomfromafather

I'm just an ordinary guy walking along the journey of life.
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2 Responses to Five Minute Friday — Reach

  1. I love this post. Thanks for bringing your business philosophy to bear on this prompt! It was a fresh perspective, and one that resonates with me personally as someone who studied Communication in college.


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