Revolutions are not born from comfortable situations. They are born from people realizing that a major change is needed. The funny thing is that the needed change is typically only recognized by a relatively small group of people, and everyone else tends to think they are crazy. When Martin Luther nailed his thesis to the church door, so many years ago, he was pretty much alone, but he recognized a needed shift in theological thinking and practice. Most people thought he was crazy, or worse, a heretic, but he didn’t let this phase him from pushing what he believed to be the needed course correction for the church. We see some similarities in other major revolutionary moments of history, as the most unlikely of victories have been won by underdogs fighting for what the believed to be right. I tend to think that Jesus has called us to be revolutionary thinkers. I don’t think he wants us to get stuck in routine models of ministry. I think he wants us to continually break the mold, and do something so outside of the box that it destroys the thoughts of anything not built on the foundation of his kingdom. His kingdom has to be bigger than the four walls of a church, it has to encompass every part of society, and to do that, we need to be revolutionary thinkers. But being a revolutionary thinker comes with a cost. People don’t always understand you, or what you are doing. But that’s OK, you’ll be in good company. Jesus was a revolutionary. His disciples were revolutionaries. If you want to change the world, you need to be willing to look a little foolish. The question is, are we willing to put everything on the line to serve the one who gave up everything for us? Are we willing to take the simplicity of his gospel into every area of life, and bring about revolutionary changes? The answer may sound like a difficult one to make, but it is actually quite easy, just say yes!

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