So I went into the garage and asked the man, “Have you got a fuel cap for my Skoda?”
And the man thought for a moment and said, “Sounds like a fair swap!”
I wonder if you’ve come across that joke before? Skoda cars used to be the butt of jokes that were based on their build quality, style, reliability, cheapness and so on. But nowadays these jokes are redundant. Skoda come top in surveys about customer satisfaction.
The reason is that they were taken over by Volkswagen about 20 years ago and have adopted their parent company’s values about style and quality. They have undergone a transformation since they became under new management.
Christians often describe ourselves as being under new management – followers of Jesus. But have we really adopted the new management’s values? Are we willing to be transformed? Can you imagine what would have happened to Skoda if they had refused to change?
(In case you are wondering, no I have not taken on a job as a Skoda salesperson. But I have joined the ranks of Skoda drivers… starting on Saturday.)
Be blessed, be a blessing