Stewardship Begins at Home
A major obstacle to reform is our tendency to externalize the problem. As soon as we begin to talk about realigning power and privilege, we think of those who won’t. We know them, we work for them, they work for us.
One way we avoid dealing with our own doubts is by focusing on the doubts of others. Conversations about empowerment always seem to turn to a discussion of how we are going to change other people. These outward glances at some point need to turn inward. The revolution begins in our own hearts. It is the conversation about the integrity of our own actions that ultimately gives us hope.
There is little we can do about the integrity of other people’s actions. Others’ actions are there to distract us. Yet so ...