DrSCADA Automation - from Wellhead to Pipeline & Beyond
Relationships - a 360 view
Here is a staff training video from Chick-Fil-A, a fast food outlet in the USA. Do you think this kind of training helps staff consider their customers as real people, who deserve care and concern, instead of viewing them as an inconvenience to their day?
In our culture, it is easy to think that what we can see and touch is all that there is. Our training in some topics seems to say if you can't see it, or touch it, or measure it, then it is a figment of your imagination. We can look at a forest, and be impressed with the gigantic trees that have been there for centuries. But one small spark can start a raging forest fire that turns it all to ashes, and then what is left of what we were so impressed with?
If you knew that the richest person in all the world - who also lived so that he deserved respect and appreciation - was coming to visit the place where you work, and would be there for a month on a staffing search for an assistant, would you be interested in meeting the qualifications? So then think about this - the richest, most powerful Being in all the world is continually searching the entire world, to find people whose heart is right toward Him, so He can show that He is strong, and on their side. Is it worth being on the right side in His assessment? I think being on the wrong side may be penny wise today, but I guarantee you it is pound foolish.
Read the story of the advisor who had the gall to point out this truth as a corrective measure, to the top national leader who had the power of life and death over his people, and who threw the advisor in jail for his pains - 2 Chronicles 16:9. Don't stop reading there, move over to the gospel of John in the New Testament, and go on from there.
"Faith is the great cop-out, the great excuse to avoid the need to think and evaluate evidence." So says Richard Dawkins. He is right that avoiding the evaluation of evidence is a problem, but it seems he cannot recognize
that an honest inquirer must consider ALL the evidence, not merely carefully selected evidence sets, crafted as fodder for those who don't bother to think outside their party line.