There has been a lot of talk in politics about the "job creators". This is a lie. Business owners do not create jobs. Business customers do. I say this based on the philosophy of one of the most successful business owners in American history, Sam Walton (as in Wal-Mart).
"There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else."
Want to meet a real job creator? Look in the mirror. Every time you go to the grocery store, pay your utility bills or buy clothes, you create jobs. My paycheck does not come from the company I work for. The money for my salary comes from the customers I talk to every day. I could not care less what the president of the company thinks of me. I care what the customers think of me. As
long as the customers are happy, they will keep giving their money to the company and I will have a job. If the customers decide to give their money to another company, everybody from the president on down is out of a job.
The same is true of churches. Preachers do not create churches. Religious organizations do not create churches. People create churches. If a church does not meet the needs of the people, the church dies. It is important for us, therefore, to focus our attentions and energies on meeting the needs of the people in our communities. This is what made Yeshua great. He did not concentrate on pleasing the San Hedrin. He did not choose His disciples from the rich and powerful. Yet we still follow His message (or try to) two thousand years later.
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.