“I had the pleasure of meeting Fr. Richard Fragomeni from Chicago at a number of liturgy & RCIA conferences over the years.
He once said in a talk to a group of religious: if the horse you are riding on dies, get off!
And as common sense as it sounds, we often don’t do that! We:
- buy a stronger whip,
- switch riders
- appoint a committee to study dead horses
- visit places that seem to be riding dead horses better
- or …. just complain about them!”
“Provincial planning places us at a crossroad about the horses we are riding on:
- Which ones can take us into the future?
- Which ones need to be laid to rest?
- What are the important issues that we honestly need to face about the journey?
- What are the un-askable questions? What are the sacred cows?”
Sure sounds like material for an examination of conscience for ministries!
Pursuing some due diligence .famvin uncovered more about “The Dead Horse Theory” at Agile Mindstorm.com