I always go to church with a notebook as for some reason I find sometimes ideas I can apply, analogies to problems that happened thousands of years ago. From this point of view, to attend mass can be a weekly review of our lives and an opportunity to reflect on ourselves and how to be happier and better. Also an opportunity to think, to feel inspired, to have ideas to innovate. A type of coaching session to try to "be perfect as your heavenly father is perfect".
Thinking about creativity, in the bible there are many parables such as "the good samaritan", "the prodigal son", "parable of the pearl", "parable of the mustard seed", "parable of the talents". It is interesting to notice the link with problem solving, decision making and how the ethical dilemmas can bring ideas with strong motivation.
Apparently, Reverend Samuel Kyles was the one who said "you can kill the dreamer... but you cannot kill the dream". This was his reply when people threatening Martin Luther King said "we will shoot this dreamer and see what happens to his dream".
I like thinking about the birth of Jesus like the birth of an idea. In the beginning the idea is vulnerable. However, there could be a lot of potential and a lot of hope in the idea. It is humble in the beginning but it can grow exponentially.
Jesus can be the example of a leader that people follow because of admiration, because of his ideas, because of the innovation that provokes around him.
Thinking about Steve Jobs, is thinking about design and innovation in products, computers, etc. When thinking about Jesus, there is a sentence that I think is not only innovative but revolutionary: "love your enemy".
In the beginning, an idea may seem crazy. Later, more people believe in it and becomes reasonable.
If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
"every healthy tree bears good fruit"
‘Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh; an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book.’