Changing course

Adapted from an article published in The Christian Science Monitor, May 15, 2017.

Patterns of destruction and corruption are at the heart of many problems today—from the abuse of power in politics to the conflicts creating famine in Africa. When solutions require a redirection away from destructive behavior, is it reasonable to expect that we can make a course correction?

This question is rooted in the fundamental and timeless inquiry of what we actually are. If we believe that humanity is stuck in repetitive cycles of selfishness, greed, and dysfunction, it may be difficult to believe a change of course is possible. But discovering our being as God-created gives a basis for effecting healing change.

A good example of this is seen in the Bible story of the Apostle Paul. As he was traveling en route to carry out acts of religious-based terror, he had a vision of Christ Jesus, which unveiled to him the error of his ways—and he was changed (see Acts 9). 

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