From Dan Hyun at Sojourn Network:
One of my cross-cultural experiences is learning there is something in American culture called “minute rice.” At first, this horrified me! Rice is something that needs to be prepared in this big cooker going for a very long while, bubbling and gurgling until it’s finally ready to be served in all its steamy & delicious glory.
Minute rice may look like rice, but real rice takes time.
Modern discipleship methods can be like minute rice, designed programmatically to produce fast results. But if you want to start a church making disciples among those who truly do not know God, it will require appropriate expectations of the time & perseverance required.