"Be the Change!" (cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward)
This small coin is preaching to the choir. It's more like a pep talk. They already are the change. Just by being‚ change!
You want to know the number one ingredient for changing the world?
I believe in the urgency of change. I agree that we must be transformed by the renewing of our mind.
But I contend that the greatest change is the deconstructive kind. True change isn't becoming someone else. It is becoming who we are!
This isn't new age pop psychology.
Spirituality has the corner on the market for requiring people to change. To be something they're not. It's peer pressure pressurized by religion.
The gospels tell the story of a man who challenged institutions and their leaders while encouraging and teaching individuals how to be and live free. I don't believe Jesus was an iconoclast directly by attempting to overturn systems. Instead, his fierce focus on liberating people undermined the systems' agendas. The authorities were unhappy because Jesus liberated their people.
I guarantee you: change by just being yourself‚ honestly, authentically, openly‚ and you will see things happen around you. Promise.
I have a beautiful cloth banner hanging in my study. This is what it says:
"If there is light in the soul,
there is beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person,
there will be harmony in the home.
If there is harmony in the home,
there will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
there will be peace in the world."
Find your light. Then let it shine. Actually, find your light and you will shine!
Come join my online community of people who shine just by becoming themselves.
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