"If the pot is not boiling, the food will not be cooked."
This quote is in reference to our S.W.O.T. meeting we had earlier this week. It is a time when we as staff look at the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of our ministry areas. I also enjoy these times because it allows our staff to hang out a bit and just laugh and enjoy the fellowship of each other.
At the beginning of our time, it was prefaced that no one should take anything personally, but because our team is small, when we share weaknesses, it might look as if we are referencing a person. Anyway, as we are sharing these things, Daniel (our nigerian staff member) said that there is a saying that goes here in Nigeria. And then he shared with us the above quote. It hit me and the rest of us that sometimes there will be differences shared and it might appear as if the pot is boiling, but in the end the food is well cooked and more enjoyable for all who are tasting.... pretty good, huh?
P.S. By the way, there was not a lot of boiling going on :); however, I do think in the end, the food will taste better because of our meeting.