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Remember Jim Collins' 2001 bestseller Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't? It highlighted 11 companies that had gone from good to great. So, where are these companies 16 years later? Many of them are not so great. Some of them aren't even good. And some don't even exist. We bring this up because in today's text a different approach is suggested. Rather than seeking to go from good to great, God suggests moving from great to good.
For material based on today's gospel text, see "Blessed Are the Placemakers," January 30, 2005, at HomileticsOnline.com.
In 2001, business and leadership writer Jim Collins wrote the bestselling book Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don't. Collins conducted research on 11 companies that had "made the leap" and chronicled why "good is the enemy of great."
Business leaders and even church leaders gobbled up this book and had their organizations read...