“… we were lucky enough to grow up in a home environment where there was always much encouragement to children to pursue intellectual interests; to investigate whatever aroused curiosity. In a different kind of environment our curiosity might have been nipped long before it could have borne fruit.”  — Orville Wright, co-inventor of the airplane, along with his brother Wilbur

I love this quote. I too was fortunate enough to grow up in such a home. Many people weren’t. How can we in ministry give our people permission to be creative, to try, to fail, to start over, to think outside the box?