I read his blog because he’s my Bishop. But, I’d read it if he wasn’t because his insights consistently invite and invoke me to think deeply – to mentally engage with life, more.
The context of today’s post is the inter-relationships of component systems (individual churches) within their composite systems (cluster groupings). He’s leading the Church into a new praxis of how separate, yet similar, congregations work together to actualize a common mission.
Any new praxis requires change, whether it is systemic or individual.
Change fascinates me. As a true constant of human existence, change has inherent characteristics that simultaneously attract and repel. We welcome it even as we resist it. We have the ability to respond to external change. We also have the ability to initiate change – in the systems within which we live, as well as within ourselves.
What inspires you to take initiative to change?
What inclines you to ignore initiative to change?
How do you assess, then anticipate, the perceived benefits from taking initiative to change?