A better world

All I want to do before I die is change the world. I always say that with a smile, but I mean it. Not that I think any one person can change the whole world, but that I want to do all I can to make the world a better place for everyone. What I can do seems so small and insignificant at times, but if enough of us act in the same transformative ways, we can make a difference.

The simple – and hard – way to change the world is to love. Always love. Only love. Love God. Love yourself. Love others. Love your enemies. Love people you don’t like. Love people who treat you badly. But what does that “look” like in action? Here is one way to think about:

May be an image of text that says 'what then IS the kingdom of God? where is it found? It IS found very time an offense is forgiven, every time a stranger is made welcome, every time an enemy is embraced, every time the least of us is lifted up, every time the law is made to serve justice, every time a prophetic voice is raised against injustice, every time the law and the prophets are summed up by love. John D caputo folowingJesus'

Thanks to Kurt Struckmeyer for posting this on his Facebook page, “Following Jesus – a life of faith in a Postmodern World.” Learn more about Kurt Struckmeyer’s work and books at his website by the same name of Following Jesus.

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