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Momentum is it good?

The quantity of motion of a moving body, measured as a product of its mass and velocity.
The impetus gained by a moving object

That is the dictionary description of momentum.

For now I would like to adapt the meaning to a more current understanding.

Momentum – It is when something continues without the help of the initiating force…

In short, it is basically every business man’s dream. When the business takes on a life on its own and works without his input anymore. For a company that may be a good thing, but for relationships it might not be so good.
One could even say that when momentum steps in, relationship steps out.
Relationships need continual nurturing and involvement, and does not do well in an environment that seeks automation or minimal effort.

For this reason I ask the question, is momentum a good thing when it comes to lets say church, which is a relational environment. That is the last place that you want momentum. Yet these days I hear the word fly around a lot.
In a business I think that it might be a good thing, where there are normally shortages of staff and so forth. Momentum could help that place, but where relationships are important, I think momentum needs to be kept away from.

Sometimes the trouble with churches is that they run like business, which ultimately defeats the purpose.