Willow Creek Leadership Summit 2012 - Reflections (Part 5)
The Parable of the Sheep and Goats

Nobody Did It!

DoYou might have heard the old story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody: 

There was an important job to do and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody would do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

This is a great challenge for all of us today. We can't do everything but we can do something.

Let's remember that the only difference between the sheep and the goats is what they did ... and didn't ... DO (Matt.25:31-46).

As Jesus said,

“You are the light of the world — like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father (Matt.5:14-16. NLT)."