Buckminster Fuller, the famous designer and systems theorist, said:
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
Is this not what God is doing in our world? Jesus lived a new reality that contradicted and disempowered the old order of things. If we are going to change the world then we need to live out that new reality so that we contradict, disempower and make obsolete the current economic, political, military and social systems that oppress and devalue God’s creation.
(Reflections are provided by members of the congregation.)