Monday, July 5, 2010

if not now, when?

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness."

Zechariah 7:9, "This is what the LORD Almighty says: 'Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another.'" (NIV)

Revolution is not bringing a canvas bag to the grocery or voting for the lesser of two evils. I can't download it in the safety of my home. For me, it isn't a molotov cocktail either. For you, it might be. I have dreams of a safe, easy revolution that fits around my babysitters schedule and where I still can get health insurance. That is a surreal dream not based in reality, of course. I see simple movements of DIY and community forming, breathing in pockets of our fair city and it gives me hope. Maybe that's how a revolution starts, in small, simple movements that begin to grow.

What does your revolution look like?

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