But contentment is not always good, like when you become content with who you are as an individual or an organization. This leads to spiritual or organizational complacency and spiritual inertia. It is what I call “old wineskin disease.”
What is the cause of “old wineskins disease”? Status quo leaders, like the religious establishment who frustrated Jesus, that have too little compassion and too much contentment. That’s a lethal combination that can bring about mission paralysis and the eventual death of any church or organization.