Who can Make You?

The Point

Who can Make You?

Whoever makes you can break you.

That’s how guilds work. This includes professional career guilds—which are all about references, political guilds—which demand party loyalty over loyalty to voters, popularity guilds—which value social acceptance over ethics, and the guild of para-church organizations—which primarily measure membership through weekly attendance and, secondarily, through evidence of growth in Christ.

Joining a guild is fast, easy success. When someone is responsible for bestowing your success, you can fall from their grace for reasons unrelated to your work, skill, or values.

Those who make history, however, are less referable and more quotable.

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