FOURTEENCynics, Victims, and Bystanders


EVERY EFFORT TOWARD political reform runs into cynicism and doubt that any real change is possible. This doubt resides at every level of an organization and in every segment of our society. Whether we are getting out the vote for an election, working with schools to improve literacy, or getting our own unit to be stewards to our organization, we run into deep feelings of futility. Within each of our organizations there is a solid and seemingly unified contingent wearing T-shirts that say, “This too shall pass.” Stewardship is an exercise of faith, responsibility, and commitment. As soon as we choose stewardship, we need a way of confronting doubt, helplessness, and indifference. When people do not buy ...

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