now what?

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We’re roused and galvanized; it’s all but forgone that the Confederate flag will come down–what comes next?

“It is appropriate for you who began last year not only to do something, but even to desire to do something– now finish doing it, so that your eagerness may be matched by completing it according to your means.” (2 Cor. 8:10-11)

The only thing worse than not starting a piece of work or a movement is to half-finish it.  Unfinished change is the most insidious and destructive, as leaving a body open on an operating table.  So, it is about the Confederate flag coming down, but if the “change” ends there, we’re in just as bad a place as we ever have been.  Unless change cuts all the way to our hearts and produces fruit which is transformation (MORE HERE), we betray the truth and make our lives and convictions a lie.

These big words: “change,” “transformation,” “reconciliation,” are overwhelming, abstract, defeating to our little everyday lives.  So where do we begin?  We’ve been convicted, we’re committed to making new habits in our lives to join God’s kingdom work, to search fervently for the Kingdom in our little everyday lives, so what do we do now?

A few suggestions for consideration this Monday morning:

Being With, by Sam Wells

Listening, by Jordan Hylden

Confession, Repentance, & Amendment of Life, by Paul Nicholson

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