Sunday, March 25

I Want to Change the World!



"Throughout history great change has only been made by those hungriest for truth and those not content to simply follow the beliefs of others, but who instead demand the genuine revelation of coming to know God personally. Those who will accept no less that that are the ones who become world changers."
No, this is ain't some dodgy line out of out of "Pinky and the Brain" for world domination... 'I want to change the world' is the cry of my heart. It starts with a deep realization that the world is pretty much shit at the best of times, that human selfishness and strive for greed have turned a perfectly formed universe into a lousy junk yard of polluted air and unsafe streets where, as the ancients used to say, the rich get fatter whilst the poorer starve to death. I look around myself and I see desolation, despair, hopelessness. Then I look at God and I see skies of blue, craftly constructed spiderwebs, and Hope. Tonight, in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the abolition of slavery, I went to watch "Amazing Grace",in my opinion, an outstanding movie about William Wilberforce's endeavours and struggles to obtain the approval of the slave trade abolitionist bill in 1807. Can't believe I ever lacked interest in my Church History lectures at university - I am now embarrassed and ashamed of ignoring the remarkable efforts of a man who single-handedly, and as part of a conscientious Christian Faith and Community, had a dream and invested his whole life in the achievement of the acquisition of rights for the poorer, the defenceless, for a sense of Justice in a corrupt and gluttonous for egoistical cravings society. He indeed acknowledged, like many of us, that the world is wrong. But he did not, unlike most of us, sit back on his sofa and ate popcorn, watching the world go by... He wholeheartedly committed himself to desiring to change the world. Whatever the cost. I want to change the world and I believe that you and I can do it.

6 comments:

TheRep said...

Go for it!!

Baron Hashbrown said...

Reminds me of that Ben Harper song...

If anyone can make change it's someone as hungry as you are! I don't think hmanity is a completely selfish race but we do have a haibit of focusing on our own little worlds rather than seeing the bigger picture. We only need to be shown that there is another way. That money spent on bombs can be spent on food. We just need help to open our eyes. I think your two hands would do a great job of it.

Ivonne said...

'Yes, I believe there's a better way!' Indeed, 'fools will be fools and wise will be wise, but I'll look at this world straight in the eyes!!' - I love this song, thanks for reminding me of that.

Really good to have you back, Baron..and thanks for the encouragement! You can join the movement any time! ;-)

Baron Hashbrown said...

Hehe oops I made multiple typos there, sorry! Yes also a perfect song but I was actually thinking of 'With My Own Two Hands' from the Diamonds on the inside album. I'm still rushing around but trying to keep things in balance!

Jay said...

What often scares me is all the people who are changing the world, the people who are convinced what they are doing is right, and just, and often sanctioned by a god... Luckily, you don't scare me, so I think we'll be (relatively) safe with you.

Ivonne said...

Steve, I am loving the song!!! Will have to adopt it as my revolutionary anthem!!! Thanks!

Jay: I am flattered! Join in the 'make the world a better place' revolution anytime!