...so there I was
So there I was just musing away about what I was trying to communicate to some guests the other day... about how much we enjoy what we do here... and how different it is from all the other businesses we've been involved in... what triggered the whole thing was an email from my friend John in NH about how he was changing jobs... and all excited about how he was changing jobs from this huge company with 400,000 employees to a little one with only 5,000 employees... all I could do was laugh!!!! :)
Here I was talking to some guests here about how the best thing with the B&B was having no employees... as in like zero... none.... nada... What a difference from the old Restaurant days.... an employee nightmare... that eventually got me back to the days of our manufacturing business.... Jersey Crane Corporation... at the height of my arrogance... I mean... come on man.... I had 35 employees... that made me a real big shot... a huge success... entitled me to drink my lunches with sales guys from the steel companies who wanted my steel orders... get me outta here.... :)
Obviously more is better... it's the great American way... actually it's the whole world's system's way... if you got one you need to get another one... if you have 5 employees success is 35???? Where do you put 5,000 employees.... or 400,000.... ? Where does it stop? When do we ever get there? Is there ever enough? Hmmmmm... so many things one can muse about.
Personally I believe it is just another of those things that we have upside down and backwards... God's way seems just the opposite... His way is for us to diminish... decrease not increase... regress not progress... become less not more... I keep getting all these illustrations and scriptures flying through my head.... we say get busy... He says be still. Jesus ends up alone on a cross. Paul ends up alone in a Roman jail. John ends up alone on Patmos. Watchman Nee ends up alone in jail his last 20 years. Ozwald Chambers gets sick and dies a young man far away in a little hut in Egypt.
And we still think what God wants is busier - bigger - better - do great and wondrous things - bring in the crowds - have great ministries - huge churches - build bigger mousetraps ????? You gotta be kiddin' me... when will we ever get it.
Somehow I don't think I am finished with this line of musing... hmmmmm