Thinking outside the box has become a cliche, and is often a secret way of saying - I need my way! That is, your way is old hat, my way is way cooler!
All we are doing is exchanging boxes - and all the arguing we are doing over who's box is right gets us nowhere.
We as Gods people don't need to be clever if we are filled with the Spirit.
- We can't fix schools by moaning that so and so isn't sending their kid.
- We can't fix church by saying "we'd be ok if everyone paid their tithe".
- We can't fix the world by saying how evil it is becoming.
- We can't fix spiritual apathy with "gotcha" tricks.
Forget about all the boxes. All the traditions. The gimmicks. And let yourself be Spirit led.
Are you with me?