Trees and shrubs and grass and flowers. This beautiful, but dead, concrete building has come to life. There's something about things that are alive...that live and grow and change...that changes everything about a building. I think it's an outward reminder of an inward reality. IT'S NOT ABOUT A BUILDING...IT'S ABOUT PEOPLE.
During his presidential campaign, Bill Clinton's campaign manager had a huge sign printed and hung in the campaign headquarters. It was to help keep the candidate focused and on message. It simply read, IT'S ABOUT THE ECONOMY, STUPID. Maybe, we need to hang a sign somewhere in our building that reads, IT'S ABOUT PEOPLE, STUPID. It's not about buildings or programs or if we sang our favorite song or if "I'm being fed" or, well, ...whatever. It's about PEOPLE. People who are lost. People with messed up lives. People who are obnoxious. People who don't get it, but will. People with hurts, habits & hang-ups. People you wouldn't want to hang out with, normally, but you do, because they matter to God
IT'S ABOUT PEOPLE, STUPID!
Let's not forget that.