Thursday, June 10, 2010

Deep and abiding change

At the heart of the Christian tradition lies the belief that transformation requires sacrifice. In fact, I would say that the difference between real movements and mere events is the sacrifice. Deep and abiding change is hard. When we experience conversion, we not only turn toward something new but away from something old. We can look down the road and recognize that in the long run our sacrifice is worth the cost, but it still does not make it easy or comfortable to sell all we have to buy the pearl of great price.

-- Jim Wallis

The above is from an article entitled "We Must Respond to the Needs of the Gulf Coast". I do recommend the entire article. It's painful to read but we need to read this sort of thing.

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