Monday, April 21, 2008

The counsel of Albert Einstein is critical to how we engage with issues of injustice and justice. He contended:

“None of our problems can be solved with the same level of consciousness or thinking that created them.”

I believe we have to cease trying to extend the Kingdom of God by conforming to and merely parroting the culturally-favored thinking of:
certitude
corporatism
consumerism
control
despair
dualisms
efficiency
exclusion
growth
individualism
relevancy
redemptive violence
scarcity
self-fulfillment
tribalism.

Imagine the difference if we started to experiment with and immerse ourselves in the more creative and counter-cultural thinking of:
collaboration
community development
covenant
embrace
generosity
glocalism
holistic faith
hopefulness
humility
monotheism
neighborliness
new creationism
partnership
realness
self-sacrifice.

See the shift? See the thinking that is truer to the story of The Salvation Army? See some of the thinking that could truly heal the world?

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