There’s a story about two men working along a road. One was digging holes. He’d no sooner finish a hole than his partner would fill it in. A curious bystander watched the process for a while, one man digging a hole and the other man filling it in. Finally, curiosity got the best of the bystander and he asked the man digging the holes, “What are you guys doing?”
The man replied, “We’re planting trees. I dig the hole, Charlie puts in the tree, and Bill, here, fills in the dirt around the trees. Charlie’s home sick today.”
Lifted from this article on church revitalization.