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Sunday, October 19, 2014

No Minor Chord

Someone has said, "All it takes for evil to prevail is for a few good men to do nothing." What is one thing you could do this week to help keep this truism from becoming a reality where you live and work? (Serendipity Bible Fourth Edition, pages 1708-9).

Who sets the tone in a room? Sometimes it is assumed that the formal leader sets the tone. This is sometimes true, but informal leaders can commandeer the tone prevailing. That was the great Threat posed by Jesus Christ. He was an informal leader that threatened the smooth uniformity of dominant authority. That was the real reason he was crucified. If he had been inconsequential (a loner in a closet), it would have been irrelevant whatever he said. But since his message could fuel insurrection, he had to be eliminated. What was essentially at stake was the prevailing tone within society. Would officially endorsed injustices, unrighteousness, and standing definitions of success remain the prevailing code of behavior? Or would a new tone that valued the Beatitudes become prevalent? Let us be discerning in the tone we choose to embody and affirm for its impact can be far reaching.

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