Pop Tart or Apple Pie



Which do you prefer for breakfast? A Pop Tart or a slice of homemade apple pie? It’s a pretty easy decision, especially if it’s my Mom’s pie. And it’s no wonder. It really is made from scratch, starting with the crust. Mom wouldn’t waste the electricity to cook a pie with a pre-fabricated crust. And, she wouldn’t dream of using canned apples; the filling has to be made from scratch. It takes a long time and a lot of effort, but the result is worth it.

A Pop Tart, on the other hand, is really easy to prepare; just pop it in a toaster. And the result is just about what you would expect. It’s not particularly disappointing. You don’t expect much and you don’t get much. The best you can say for them is that they’re quick and easy.

Working with people in a church is much the same way. If all we’re trying to turn out is Pop Tarts, not much effort is required. But we’re not satisfied with Pop Tarts. We’re committed to making apple pies.

Matt Knisely

Matt Knisely is an Emmy Award–winning visual storyteller, creative director, and author who loves telling stories of the extraordinary. Make sure you check out his book Framing Faith, it helps connect the seemingly unconnected, see the beauty right in front of us, and revealing how to be present in the moment.

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  1. hey can you tell me the recipe?? they look so yummy!!!!

    taylor // Reply